About 70-80% of people have problems with tooth misalignment, which is usually caused by periodontal disease.
What are these loose teeth, where do they come from and how can they be treated to maintain a healthy smile?
What are loose teeth?
Loose teeth are the main symptom of gum disease.
They are the result of the action of bacteria attacking the periodontium, i.e. the tissue surrounding the tooth, and the bone in which it is attached.
As teeth become loosely attached to the bone, they can move and eventually fall out.
Therefore, it is important to consult a doctor quickly if you notice such symptoms.
Why are teeth loose?
Teeth usually begin to loosen around the age of 30, although they may not do so until several years after the first symptoms. The main reasons are:
- Periodontal disease, caused by bacteria in the mouth due to lack of proper hygiene.
- Brushing too superficially and the accumulation of plaque on the teeth leads to infections and gingivitis.
- Symptoms include bleeding when brushing teeth and unpleasant breath odor.
- Bite injuries that occur when excessive stress is placed on the teeth when biting.
Changed tooth roots caused by complications after orthodontic treatment or injuries. Bruxism, i.e. teeth grinding. If you notice any symptoms, it is important to consult a dentist quickly.
Early treatment can prevent tooth loss.
Do loose teeth need to be removed?
Some people think that periodontitis is incurable, but if you consult a doctor in time, there is a chance of cure. Bacteria that cause inflammation are attacked by our immune system, but it can also harm healthy tissue. That’s why it’s important to act quickly.
How to treat loose teeth?
Treatment begins with improving oral hygiene. Your dentist may recommend:
- Removal of plaque and tartar.
- Curettage, i.e. cleaning of tooth roots.
- Splinting to stiffen teeth.
- Bone regeneration using special membranes.
Warsaw Dental Center is a clinic specializing in: and in the treatment of loose teeth.
Each patient is treated individually, and during the first visit the dentist discusses the treatment plan.
How to prevent loose teeth?
The best way is prevention. Good practices are:
- Brushing your teeth thoroughly after each meal, using dental floss and mouthwash.
- Regular check-ups at the dentist every six months.
Taking care of our oral health can improve our well-being and prevent many health problems.
Proper hygiene and regular visits to the doctor will help us maintain healthy teeth throughout our lives.