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A 92-year-old member asked:

what is cause if some teeth are slightly loose? bruxism for 30+ years, half my life.

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Complex: Teeth are held in place in part by a membrane that lines the tooth socket, gums also are involved as well as bone...You need a dental evaluation.
Dr. Willis Hardesty
Dentistry 28 years experience
Excessive forces: The bruxism you describe likely contributes to the loose teeth. Excessive forces from the muscles of mastication can cause teeth to have "bite trauma" and have an increased looseness. It is wise to have a dentist evaluate also for possible periodontal disease as bone and tissue attachment loss can be other serious factors causing loose teeth.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 9 years experience
Brauxism: That is the cause of those loose teeth as brauxism over 30 years defiantly can cuse the bones around the teeth to resorp(disintegrate ) and diminish down leaving the roots of the teeth uncovered and unsupported . Treatment is easy , your dentist would be able to make you a mouth guard or night gurd , that usually helps.

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