Loose Teeth in Adults: Treatment and Causes

Loose Teeth in Adults: Treatment and Causes

Written by: Romanian Dental Team

Loose-Teeth-in-Adults-Treatment-and-Causes-1.jpgAs a child, the perspective of losing a tooth was a cause for joy and even a visit from the tooth fairy. But as an adult, if you sense that a tooth is becoming loose, you should visit the dentist as soon as possible. A number of causes can be to blame for loose teeth and you should talk to a dentist who will be able to tell you more about your options, including tooth replacement options like dental implants.

Causes of tooth loss in adults

Second to direct trauma to the tooth, an advanced periodontal disease is the most common cause for loose teeth. This damages not only the gums but also the ligaments that help keep your teeth in place. Gum disease usually starts as gingivitis and, if left untreated, it evolves to a more serious condition that can be the cause for losing not one but more teeth in the affected area. To make sure that you avoid periodontal problems, take care of your teeth and gums by brushing twice a day and visit the dentist regularly for removing tartar.
Excessive bite force can also be a cause for losing teeth. If the tooth is constantly exposed to biting beyond its tolerance or if it is affected by bruxism (teeth grinding) it can lose its strength in time. An oddly positioned tooth could also be exposed to variable biting forces that affect it in time.
Other causes for loose teeth can be hormonal, especially in pregnant women, and they could result in gum problems and eventually tooth loss.

Tooth replacement options 

Treating loose teeth is done in two stages for most patients. The first step is to treat the gum problem itself to ensure that any future replacement options will be sustained by a healthy gum.
One of our dentists in Bucharest can give you separate information about each tooth replacement option. Dental implants are a popular choice among patients who have lost a tooth and are looking for a solution that will resemble the natural functions of the tooth.
Orthodontic treatments may also be considered and the dentist can recommend you to use a mouth guard if you have bruxism to avoid future damage and loosening to the teeth.
You can contact our dentists in Bucharest if you are sensing that one or more teeth are becoming loose. Even if there might be no immediate pain, this is a sign that should not be ignored. Romania is an excellent destinaiton for dental tourism. You can find out more about our offers from our site or directly from our dentists.