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Oral Health Care Zone for Grown-ups - Oral Problems - Mobile Teeth
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- Resorption of root
There is a "succeeding permanent tooth" underneath the root of a deciduous tooth. When the permanent tooth erupts, the root of the deciduous tooth will resorb and the tooth will become loose and will eventually fall off. This natural phenomenon occurs between the age of six and thirteen.
- Receding dental alveolar bone
When a person is suffering
from severe gum disease, the dental alveolar
bone will recede and the teeth will lose support and
- Inflammation of tissues around tooth
When severe tooth decay
or gum disease causes inflammation of the
tissues around the tooth, or cause an abscess, the tooth will become loose.
- Traumatic injury to teeth
After traumatic injury to a tooth, the tooth supporting tissues may be damaged and the tooth involved will become loose
- There is no need to worry if a deciduous tooth becomes loose because of tooth transition. You can let the deciduous tooth naturally exfoliate and there is no need to extract it. Even though the tooth is loose, you must still pay attention to oral hygiene around it.
If teeth are mobile because of gum disease, you should go to a dentist as soon as possible and seek proper treatment to prevent the situation from worsening.
should see a dentist when there is inflammation in the
tissues around the tooth and seek proper treatment to completely
cure the inflammation. According to the situation, treatments
such as root
planing or endodontic(root
canal) treatment can be done to keep the inflammation
from spreading to adjacent periodontal tissues or adjacent teeth.
should go to a dentist as soon as possible to have your
teeth checked if a tooth becomes mobile after traumatic