In adults, a loose tooth is a cause of concern. It occurs when a tooth loses support from the gum and bone. This may also result in bleeding gums, swollen gums, and receding gums. When you eat or chew food the tooth can further loosen. Or if you touch the tooth repeatedly, it can also move out. You should rush towards a private dentist Basingstoke, once you become aware of the loose tooth as you can reverse it. Although if it falls out, then the dentist may suggest a bridge or dental implant to replace it with an artificial tooth.
Injury: If you met with an accident or a blow to the face when you fall can loosen your tooth. Any injury to your face can result in a loose tooth. In such cases you need to visit a dentist immediately, the dentist will decide whether to extract the tooth or do some other methods to save it. In case the dentist takes it out you can go for an artificial tooth.
Gum Disease: Gum diseases are caused by poor oral hygiene when you don’t brush or floss your teeth. This causes the buildup of plaque and tartar under the gum line. This causes gum infection, which in the advanced stage can pull away from the gums from the teeth. Thus causing the tooth to loosen. If you suspect gum disease, then you should go for dental cleanings. The dentist will clean up the plaque and tartar. After assessing the situation, the dentist can advise scaling or root planning, bone grafts, or flap surgery.
Teeth Grinding: Teeth grinding is a condition, in which an individual puts pressure on teeth by grinding unknowingly, thus making tooth to loosen. Your dentist may recommend mouth guards to save your teeth and bear the pressure.
Pregnancy: During pregnancy, hormonal changes are being witnessed. In this condition, the jaw bone becomes weak as the levels of estrogen and progesterone are high. These issues can be resolved after the pregnancy. But still, it’s important to visit a dentist, as the dentist will check the gums and other dental complications.
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