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Gum Disease Can Cause Loose Teeth in Fairfax, VA

Loose teeth are one of the signs of advanced gum disease and oral health problems that can cause permanent damage to your mouth. If you notice that your teeth are shifting or becoming loose, you need to schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Alexander Withers in Fairfax, VA as soon as possible!

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Loose Teeth

There are several signs of an active indication in the mouth, or that gingivitis has progressed to periodontitis. Signs and symptoms of underlying oral health issues include:

• Sore gums
• Inflammation of the gum tissue
• Bleeding gums
• Pus accumulation
• Food getting stuck between the teeth
• Receding gums

Your teeth can become loose or start to shift if you have gingivitis that is left untreated. If you have noticed that your teeth are moving easily or you have loose teeth, your condition may have progressed to the advanced stage of periodontal disease and you must set up an appointment with Dr. Withers as soon as possible. Loose teeth are one of the warning signs of gum disease and a host of other oral health problems that can cause irreversible damage.

Causes of Loose Teeth

When gingivitis is left untreated, you may develop periodontal disease which can destroy the bone and supporting structures, and cause your teeth to become loose. Loose teeth may also be a result of trauma to the mouth or some type of injury. Any oral health issue that breaks down the supportive structure holding the teeth in place can cause loose teeth.

Loose Tooth Prevention

The best way to prevent loose teeth is to make sure that you are getting the treatment you need when you have signs of gingivitis, and are exercising good oral care habits at home. Eating a healthy, well balanced diet to support your oral health and immune system can also help to reduce your risk of tooth loss.

Current therapies and treatment options for loose teeth include: locally administered antibiotic therapy, deep cleanings, laser gum surgery, gingival grafts, bone grafts, tooth extractions, and tooth replacement with dental implants.

There is no tooth replacement that is as good as your natural teeth. If you are looking for treatment options to save loose teeth in Fairfax, VA or want more information about treating gingivitis before it develops into periodontitis, set up your appointment with Dr. Withers today!


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