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Loose Tooth (Teeth)

Loose tooth case in the form of three images at Djawdan Center for Implant and Restorative Dentistry A loose tooth is one which moves or wiggles in the mouth. As a natural stage of dental development, children have loose baby teeth when their adult teeth are growing in. A loose tooth in an adult is not normal and indicates an existing problem.



What causes a Loose Tooth?

A loose tooth can be caused by the loss of bone around the tooth ("periodontal disease"), a broken root of the tooth (trauma) or a widened space between the root and the bone that the tooth sits in (infection or long term stress).


Who is at high risk for a Loose Tooth?

Some people are more susceptible than others to having loose teeth. The people at high risk for having a loose tooth are those with:
•  Advanced periodontal disease
•  An unbalanced bite
•  Excessive bite forces
•  Traumatic injuries to teeth
•  Infections around teeth


What can I do to minimize my risk of a Loose Tooth in the future?

Your dentist will make recommendations to manage the specific loose tooth risk factors that apply to you. Here are some things that may be recommended:
•  Periodontal management procedures
•  "Equilibrating" or balancing your bite
•  Wearing a night guard
•  Wearing a sports guard
•  Treating any infections associated with your teeth


What will happen if I choose to do nothing about my Loose Tooth?

Most often, a loose tooth will become progressively looser and eventually fall out. This process is frequently accompanied by pain and infection.

We understand that you may be gathering information about your treatment options and are not sure where to begin.

The Djawdan Center for Implant and Restorative Dentistry welcome the opportunity to help patients explore all possible treatment solutions. We are not a corporate chain with high-pressure salespeople. There is no "one-size-fits-all" solution. We believe in listening to what you want to achieve and then designing a custom treatment solution based on what you to achieve. You may have several treatment options to consider. We understand that most people have to plan and budget for the treatment they want and we welcome the opportunity to be a part of that process. If you have questions, please feel free to call us at (443) 569-8764 if it's after office hours you can email us at . If you are ready to schedule your judgement free consultation, please feel free to call at (443) 569-8764.

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