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How an Adult Tooth Can Become Loose


Posted on 5/24/2021 by Lincoln Smiles
How an Adult Tooth Can Become LoosePerhaps you have had the unfortunate experience of brushing or flossing your teeth only to find a permanent tooth has become loose. This can be alarming as the adult teeth are supposed to be in our mouth permanently.

How Did This Happen?


There are several reasons why an adult tooth may become loose. It may be that you were in an accident. If the tooth was knocked out, timely treatment will be imperative to splint the tooth back in place. Call our office immediately, find any tooth fragments and put them in a cup of milk or water, and get to our office.
If you are not experiencing an emergency situation, a loose tooth could be a sign of bigger problems. Gum disease could be a reason your tooth or teeth are loose. If you also have a bad taste in your mouth, painful gums, or persistent bad breath, our first guess would be you're dealing with advanced gum disease.

Another possible reason for loose teeth in adults could be a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth. This can be done consciously or unconsciously. Regardless, grinding or clenching your teeth can damage your teeth and cause complications.

We Can Help You with Your Loose Adult Teeth


Most adult teeth do not just become loose overnight. If you have a loose teeth, it is important to discuss this with our staff so we can determine the appropriate treatment. We can help you with your adult loose teeth, but keep in mind prevention is the first step toward good oral hygiene. Make sure you are brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every day. Your regular professional cleaning and dental exams are important as we inspect each tooth for tooth decay. Give our office a call today to schedule your next appointment.
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