Loose or shifting teeth are a warning sign of oral health problems. If you are noticing that your teeth are becoming loose or shifting easily, you will need to set up an appointment with Dr. Scott Ross and Dr. Bradley Ross for an oral evaluation. Loose teeth are a sign of gum disease and other oral health issues, such as an injury or severe decay that has caused an infection in the bone, which can lead to tooth loss and irreversible damage.
CAUSES OF LOOSE TEETH
Loose teeth or teeth that shift can be a warning sign of a bigger problem linked to your oral health, but is most often a sign of periodontal disease. If you notice that your teeth are becoming loose or are shifting, you should be evaluated as soon as possible. Since the initial stages of gum disease are reversible, early treatment can possibly prevent the onset or further progression of periodontal disease.
GUM DISEASE CAN CAUSE LOOSE TEETH
Loose teeth are one of the signs of gum disease but may also be an indication of the presence of other oral health problems that cause tooth loss or damage to the bone and supporting structures of the teeth. If you have loose teeth, schedule an oral exam as soon as possible!
SYMPTOMS OF BIGGER PROBLEMS
Some of the signs and symptoms you need to be aware of include: