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My tooth is loose, afraid I have bone loss. Is that ageing?

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6 doctors agree

In brief: Could be

Could be, but not necessarily.
Could be related to dental disease. Your dentist could tell you if tooth loss secondary to dental disease or if there is concern for bone mineral density loss being the cause.

In brief: Could be

Could be, but not necessarily.
Could be related to dental disease. Your dentist could tell you if tooth loss secondary to dental disease or if there is concern for bone mineral density loss being the cause.
Dr. Steven Greenberg
Dr. Steven Greenberg
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Loose teeth require dental assessment andare not related to bone loss.
Bone loss is preventable.

In brief: No

Loose teeth require dental assessment andare not related to bone loss.
Bone loss is preventable.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry

In brief: NO

Aging plays a little role in bone loss and especially tooth mobility.
Mobility is a symptom, not a cause of concern and usually is reversible. Schedule with your dentist for exam regarding perio, endo, prosth, food impaction, faulty restoration, etc... If underlying cause of bone loss is eliminated, the tooth will firm up.

In brief: NO

Aging plays a little role in bone loss and especially tooth mobility.
Mobility is a symptom, not a cause of concern and usually is reversible. Schedule with your dentist for exam regarding perio, endo, prosth, food impaction, faulty restoration, etc... If underlying cause of bone loss is eliminated, the tooth will firm up.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui
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