Loose teeth can be an indication of a serious condition that requires immediate
treatment. Dr. Craig Janssen provides gentle and comprehensive diagnosis and
treatment of loose teeth in Green Bay, WI.
Symptoms of Loose Teeth
and bone tissue provide support for each tooth in our mouths. When these
structures become severely damaged, they can no longer support the teeth,
resulting in tooth loss. Patients who experience loose teeth report that the
gum tissue around the base of their teeth is often swollen, red, and painful to
the touch. Exudate, or pus, may also be present. Tooth mobility that occurs
while chewing often causes discomfort and pain. Teeth can also feel very
sensitive to cold and hot foods and beverages
The Primary Cause of Loose Teeth
Gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss for adults in the United States. When
bacteria have been allowed to grow around the teeth and under the gum line, the
gum tissue becomes infected and starts to pull away from the teeth while the
bone is destroyed by the toxins these bacteria produce. Dr. Janssen provides
thorough and gentle treatment of loose teeth as well as educates patients on
how best to prevent the gum disease that leads to this condition.
In less common instances, loose teeth can be a result of severe decay that causes infection in the jaw bone, or trauma sustained to the teeth.
Effects of Tooth Loss
The effects of loose teeth are long term and life changing, and can include:
- Misalignment of the teeth as remaining teeth shift
- A change in facial appearance as the jaw bone continues to shrink
- Difficulty and discomfort with speaking or eating, especially in public
- The inability to eat some of your favorite foods
Loose teeth, if left untreated, can result in serious risks to good oral and overall health. Dr. Janssen provides state of the art care and treatment for gum disease and loose teeth with a gentle touch. Call our office in Green Bay, WI today for your appointment.