Loose teeth are one of the first symptoms of acute gum infection that cause your teeth roots to become weak. Loose teeth are usually symbolised with pain and bleeding in the gums along with sensitivity in eating harder or tougher food types, especially fruits like guava. In some cases, tooth grinding can be the cause of the same too. If your tooth feels shaky on touching, it means you have a loose tooth.
HOW IS LOOSE TEETH DIAGNOSED?
The condition is diagnosed by a dentistry specialist as part of a regular dental check-up. X-rays may be required to evaluate the reason and cause behind the loose teeth.
HOW IS LOOSE TEETH TREATED?
The treatment for loose teeth includes the following procedures:
• Tooth splinting - This is a simple treatment in which your loose tooth can be bonded to other, stable teeth, until it tightens up.
• An occlusal guard or mouth guard. This can help protect your teeth if you are grinding them.
• Cleaning the mobile tooth free of all bacterial sources may reduce mobility.
• Teeth which are loose and which move in all direction may have to be extracted.
DID YOU KNOW?
If you show the doctor on time, you may prevent the loss of teeth.