Loose teeth problems are not only associated with children or babies who have their milk teeth fall out – these problems can also occur in adults. Loose teeth can cause embarrassment, pain, and discomfort when they are left untreated for a long period of time; the teeth that have become loosened may even lead to permanent tooth loss if the dental problem is not seen and treated effectively by a dentist early enough.
Gum Disease – Gum disease is one of the most common causes of loose teeth. When a gum disease is left untreated, the gums and the surrounding bone structure that support the teeth can weaken and become damaged – causing the teeth to become loose, and eventually fall out.
Dental Injuries – Dental injuries and accidents (due to falls, playing sports, or other trauma) can cause teeth to become loosened from their sockets. The force directed to the mouth or teeth area may be enough to totally knock off teeth in some cases.
Improper Teeth Alignment – Improperly aligned teeth can cause additional stress and pressure in the way the teeth come in contact with one another. Over the passage of time, this pressure can cause teeth to move in an abnormal manner as the supporting structures surrounding the teeth weaken – causing the teeth to become loose.
Teeth Grinding – Bruxism or unconscious teeth grinding can also contribute to the development of loose teeth with intense and regular pressure.
Loose teeth problems need to be seen by an emergency dentist to ensure that these problems do not have a chance to develop into more complicated dental problems. Loose teeth concerns that are treated in the soonest possible time will have better chances of being treated effectively – so that the teeth can be prevented from totally falling out.
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