Loose Teeth and Bite Problems

Loose teeth can be very frustrating and nerve-racking. Feeling your teeth get looser is a scary feeling, and it can fill you with anxiety. Loose teeth can also lead to other troublesome issues. If you have a loose tooth or teeth, you’ll want to consider the reason why and what can be done to repair your loose tooth or teeth.

Loose Teeth and Bite Problems

Over time, loose teeth can cause problems when it comes to biting and chewing. Without your teeth being secure, biting and chewing foods you enjoy can become painful. Along with biting and chewing being more difficult, there are other problems that come with loose teeth—primarily those teeth falling out over time.

Why Are My Teeth Loose?

In order to address a loose tooth or teeth, you first need to understand the reason why the tooth or teeth are loose. From there, you can take action. Whatever the reason may be, if you notice you have a tooth or teeth that have become loose, make sure you set an appointment with a dentist at our office so we can take a look and diagnose the issue.

* Injury. One of the most obvious reasons for loose teeth is injury. If you fell, got hit in the face playing sports, got into a car accident, or any other injury occurred where you got hit in the mouth, a tooth or teeth may have been knocked loose. One less obvious reason is if you are grinding or clenching your teeth at night. This can also lead to injury.

* Gum Disease. If you aren’t taking good care of your oral health, you may develop gum disease. While this can be pretty simple to resolve, if it isn’t addressed, it can advance to the stage of periodontitis. At this point, your teeth can become loose and even fall out.

* Pregnancy. Because of hormonal changes during pregnancy, pregnant women may experience loose teeth. This isn’t anything to worry about, but you should still visit your dentist.

* Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis can affect different bones in your body—including your jawbone. If this happens, your teeth may become loose and even fall out over time.

What Are My Repair Options?

The right repair option will depend on the reason your tooth or teeth are loose. If you are grinding or clenching your teeth, for instance, a mouthguard may fix the issue. If you have gum disease, on the other hand, you may need a deep cleaning to resolve the issue.

Reach Out Today

If you have a loose tooth or multiple loose teeth, reach out today to set an appointment. We will take a look and determine the reason your tooth or teeth are loose. From there, we can put a plan in place to resolve the issue. If it’s something as simple as hormonal changes due to pregnancy, no action may need to be taken. For something more advanced like gum disease, a deep cleaning may be required. We’ll let you know when you come to visit!

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