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Wiggly Teeth? What to Do About Them?

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Arletta, Office Manager
Wiggly Teeth? What to Do About Them?Wiggly teeth are a tell-tale sign of gum disease, mainly because our teeth aren't supposed to wiggle, even a little bit. If, however, you notice the loosening of one or more teeth, it's time to do something about it, or else you could lose your teeth permanently.

Why Do Loose Teeth Occur?

Loose teeth isn't a condition that is unheard of by dentists. One of the reasons why loose teeth happen could be because of bite-related trauma, known as primary occlusal. This usually occurs when the gum structure that keeps the teeth secure goes through biting forces that are higher than normal. Primary occlusal usually takes place due to bad habits such as grinding and clenching one's teeth. Secondary occlusal occurs when the gums and the supporting bone begin to grow weaker, resulting in the teeth not getting the support they need to stay firmly in the gums. Both conditions occur due to the build-up of bacteria between the gums and the teeth.

What to Do About It?

The good news is that there is a way to prevent your loose tooth from turning into a lost tooth. The first method is to simply make brushing and flossing a part of your daily routine. This means brushing your teeth at least twice daily and flossing regularly. Another way to prevent the degeneration of your gums and teeth is by staying away from any foods that contain refined sugars. And the third option is to reduce abnormal biting or grinding of your teeth.

When is a Good Time to Visit a Dentist

When you notice lose teeth, it is important to make an appointment with your dentist immediately without delay. This is because only a dentist is able to identify the cause of the problem, whether it's periodontal disease or some other underlying health condition.

If you are experiencing loose teeth or pain, then it is time to visit Jeffrey N Zatzkin, DDS and at Premier Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. To schedule your appointment call now at (732) 982-7988.

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Tinton Falls, NJ 07701

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