Overview

Looseness of teeth is caused by a disease of the periodontium and includes the tissues surrounding the teeth, which are the gingiva, the bone supporting the teeth and the fibrous attachment between the bone and teeth.

Though the most common reason for a loose tooth in adults is periodontal disease (gum disease); trauma, bite injury or tumor can also cause teeth mobility.

Certain amount of tooth mobility is always present and it is natural, as the teeth are not fixed tight in their sockets. They are attached to the bone via a slightly elastic ligament and so they can be moved a little. This movement can be felt when the teeth are clenched. However, visible movement of the tooth is sufficient to diagnose tooth mobility.

The tissues around a loose tooth become red, swollen and damaged. The person experiences pain and discomfort while chewing food.

The treatment depends on the cause and might involve procedures like extensive gum cleaning, splinting, bite adjustment with orthodontic treatment, using night guards or treating abscesses.

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Comments

@Guest Monday, August 14, 2017

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sweetflora Thursday, January 29, 2015

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chewy Sunday, March 9, 2014

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charlo96 Sunday, August 22, 2010

im 14 and have had my braces taken off months ago,i have since been wearing a retainer but over the past few days i have noticed my two front teeth are slightly loose and click when i drink what can be done? will i loose them?

tommie7 Tuesday, August 17, 2010

can a tooth be saved if the gum tissue around it has been loosen and if you are on fixed income any suggestions

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