- As a child, loose teeth always meant money from the tooth fairy. Most often the process of the tooth falling out was hastened by tying a string around it and pulling or wiggling it continuously.
- Loose teeth are not something that should be taken lightly.
- Sometimes the tooth is loose because of a bite problem.
- Improper bites can put abnormal pressure on surrounding teeth and cause pain, inflammation, and a less than attractive appearance.
- Gum disease can cause loose teeth too. Good mouth care, tooth brushing, and antiseptic mouth wash can keep teeth healthy and strong.
- Loose teeth caused by trauma such as a bump, or sporting blow will sometimes firm up on their own.
- Food can get lodged between loose teeth and bacteria can build up and pave the way for a serious infection process.
Loose Tooth Treatment
Treatment for loose tooth involves getting to the root of the problem.
- Give the loose tooth a rest. Do not force its removal. Avoid chewing in that area if possible.
- Visit the dentist for a thorough evaluation of why the problem is occurring.
- Sometimes teeth can be stabilized or held in place by a splint if it is not appropriate to extract it. Sometimes the tooth must be extracted.
- Bite plates can be designed to accommodate and facilitate chewing and tooth movement.
- People who grind there teeth when under stress or unconsciously when sleeping can loosen many teeth from the constant pressure.
- The dentist may recommend a type of guard for the teeth to be worn at night to prevent it.
- Take good care of your teeth and they will last a lifetime.