When the teeth start to move or shift easily, you may notice that the gums become very weak. When the gums and bone start to deteriorate because of a progressing infection, you may be at risk for tooth loss and a host of other health problems. Seek treatment for such symptoms as soon as you notice them, so that you can prevent tooth pain or tooth loss.
Causes of Loose Teeth
Loose teeth is most certainly a sign of a serious oral health issue. Some of the common causes of loose teeth include gum disease, injury, trauma, or localized bone deterioration due to an abscess associated with an infected or severely decayed tooth.
Signs of Loose Teeth
Many people overlook some of the warning signs of loose teeth and gum disease, including:
- Incessant tooth pain
- Inflammation of the gums
- Bleeding gums
- Pus buildup around one or more teeth
- Food getting stuck in spaces between teeth
- Swollen gums
- Gum recession
Taking good care of your oral health by maintaining a diligent brushing and flossing routine and regular dental visits can help prevent gum disease and other oral health issues. Dr. Kent may recommend laser gum surgery, bone grafting, tooth extractions, or dental implants to restore your oral health. For more information about gum disease treatment options in Birmingham, AL, schedule your consultation with Dr. Kent today!