Loose Teeth in Matthews, NC

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Treatment for Loose Teeth in Matthews, NC

Inflammation is a Sign of Gum Disease

If you are noticing your gums are inflamed and your teeth are becoming loose, you may have gum disease. Gum disease, otherwise known as periodontal disease, can cause severe damage to the gums and bone structure that supports the teeth. Early detection is key to preventing the infection from spreading, so schedule an oral examination with Dr. Kiya Green as soon as you notice any symptoms.

More than 35 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 178 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth.

*According to the American College of Prosthodontists https://www.gotoapro.org/facts-figures/

Loose Teeth in Matthews, NC

One of the effects of progressing gum disease is teeth that move easily or are starting to shift. We take these symptoms very seriously and may put together a treatment plan that includes periodontal therapy or laser gum disease treatment. Our goal is to eradicate the infection in the mouth so that bacteria cause no further harm.

Common Causes of Loose Teeth

Your teeth may become loose as a result of an injury to the mouth, but loose teeth more commonly occur as gum disease starts to progress. Bacteria can break down the gum and bone tissue to the point that there is significant loss of attachment between the gums and teeth. Eventually, the teeth may be lost, requiring dental implants or other tooth replacement procedures to restore your smile.

Symptoms of Loose Teeth

Some of the symptoms associated with gum disease and loose teeth include:

  • Pus building up around the tooth structure
  • Inflammation of the tissues
  • Receding gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Food getting stuck between the teeth

Fortunately, the early stages of gum disease are reversible and you should seek treatment as soon as you notice problems with bad breath, loose teeth, or inflamed gums. We offer treatment options for addressing all stages of gum disease. For more information about gum disease treatment and preventing loose teeth, schedule your appointment with Dr. Green in Matthews, NC today!