Loose Teeth Fixed in Lutz, Land O’Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills & Beyond

loose teethLoose teeth in adults could be a sign of advanced gum disease (periodontal disease). Over time, bacteria in the mouth tends to weaken the gums, ligaments, and other supporting structures of teeth. As the structure weakens, the teeth no longer are firmly attached within the mouth. It’s another example of why it’s so important to maintain good oral health habits, like brushing, flossing, and visiting Serenity Dental for regular checkups and cleanings.

Sometimes, though, not even the most diligent brusher and flosser can prevent loose teeth. Teeth can also be loosened by a mouth injury, such as a blow to the face during a fall. Or they could become gradually looser because of malocclusion, which occurs when teeth do not meet at the correct angle during chewing. Bruxism, or habitual tooth grinding, can also loosen teeth over time. Regardless of the cause – disease, traumatic injury, or habitual grinding – the staff at Serenity Dental is here to help.

Loose teeth can be treated at Serenity using the following techniques:

  • Addressing gum disease directly, if that is the underlying cause
  • Correcting the bite, if malocclusion is the cause
  • Placing crowns to rebalance misaligned teeth
  • Fitting you with a night guard to prevent nocturnal tooth grinding
  • Splinting the tooth to secure it to the base

Unfortunately, not all loose teeth can be saved. If tooth extraction is required, the doctors at Serenity are highly experienced in the use of dental implants and partial dentures. If your teeth have become loose over time, or if you have suffered a traumatic injury that has suddenly loosened one or more teeth, contact us today to schedule an appointment.