Loose teeth and its implications on your health depend a lot on your age. In case of a child, loose teeth are not a concern as the teeth would anyway fall off and the new set of permanent teeth would replace them. In adults, however, loose teeth can signal a problem. In most cases, adult loose teeth are due to a bacterial infection or a gum disease. There could be traumatic dental injury too that can cause loose teeth.
HOW IS LOOSE TEETH DIAGNOSED?
A dentist would carry out a thorough examination of the mouth and teeth to observe the amount of movement that occurs in the teeth. Questions about injuries, especially to the mouth would be asked to determine the cause of the loose teeth.
HOW IS LOOSE TEETH TREATED?
There are three basic ways to treat a Loose Teeth which includes dental implants, dentures or dental bridge.
DID YOU KNOW?
The condition of missing one or more teeth is termed as edentulism.