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What makes teeth loose?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Periodontal disease

Teeth are rooted in the gums, so any gum disease, most common is inflammation known as periodontosis, will weaken the gums and will contribute to teeth loosening.
It is very important that you not only brush but also floss your teeth at least once daily. Also, to prevent inflammation caused by acid producing bacteria in the mouth - use xylitol containing products (gum) after meals.

In brief: Periodontal disease

Teeth are rooted in the gums, so any gum disease, most common is inflammation known as periodontosis, will weaken the gums and will contribute to teeth loosening.
It is very important that you not only brush but also floss your teeth at least once daily. Also, to prevent inflammation caused by acid producing bacteria in the mouth - use xylitol containing products (gum) after meals.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
great answer, I recommend seeing your dentist. Wishing you the best!
Dr. Richard Leaderman
Besides bone loss form periodontal disease, teeth can loosen up from the way you bite. If a tooth is abscess it will also become loose. See your dentist to find out why they are loose.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Loss of bone

Bony support is required to keep teeth stable.
If bone is lost, via periodontal disease for example, teeth can become loose.

In brief: Loss of bone

Bony support is required to keep teeth stable.
If bone is lost, via periodontal disease for example, teeth can become loose.
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dr. Justin Zumstein
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Dr. Stanley Siu
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: Trauma/cyst/resorptn

In addition to periodontitis (gum disease) which is certainly more common, trauma to your jaw could break either your jaw and/or teeth resulting in loose teeth.
A cyst, tumor or cancer could be growing in the jaw causing teeth to become loose. And there are different kinds of resorption that can occur: external vs. Internal, that could contribute to adult teeth becoming loose & eventually lost.

In brief: Trauma/cyst/resorptn

In addition to periodontitis (gum disease) which is certainly more common, trauma to your jaw could break either your jaw and/or teeth resulting in loose teeth.
A cyst, tumor or cancer could be growing in the jaw causing teeth to become loose. And there are different kinds of resorption that can occur: external vs. Internal, that could contribute to adult teeth becoming loose & eventually lost.
Dr. Stanley Siu
Dr. Stanley Siu
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: A few things

Gum disease, trauma, traumatic bite, cancer, cyst, abscess, root fracture.
Loose posts.

In brief: A few things

Gum disease, trauma, traumatic bite, cancer, cyst, abscess, root fracture.
Loose posts.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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