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Loose Teeth May Be A Symptom of A Bigger, Underlying Dental Issue

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Loose Teeth in Sacramento, CA

Gum Disease & Loose Teeth

Loose teeth can be a sign of gum disease and other oral health problems that may lead to tooth loss and damage of the supporting structure and bone. If your teeth are loose, schedule an an oral examination right away!
 

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Gum Disease Symptoms: How to Replace Adult Teeth in Sacramento, CA

Loose or missing teeth in adults is one of the most severe and devastating effects of periodontal disease. This occurs when the bacteria in your mouth begin to destroy the bone and tissue structures that help to hold your teeth in place. If you notice your teeth beginning to loosen or shift out of place, this is a sign that severe damage is being done to your oral health. You should contact Dr. Jonathan Szymanowski and Dr. C. Thaddeus Szymanowski immediately.

What Causes Missing Teeth in Adults?

Missing teeth in adults can be the result of injury or disease. When you have a bacterial infection in your mouth, the bone and gum tissues are destroyed over time. Once your teeth lose their support structures, they can begin to become loose and shift around in your mouth. Eventually, these teeth can fall out or need to be extracted and require you to replace adult teeth.

How Can I Prevent Loose Teeth?

Practicing good oral hygiene is the best defense you have against periodontal disease. This means eating healthy, brushing and flossing your teeth daily, and coming in for professional cleanings at least twice a year. In addition, take care not to brush too aggressively, as this can also damage your gum tissue.

It is also important that you are aware of the early signs and symptoms of gum disease so that you can prevent this condition from worsening. Signs and symptoms of gum disease include:

• Sore gums
• Inflamed tissues
Bleeding gums
Chronic bad breath
• Formation of periodontal pockets

By looking out for the above symptoms and getting treatment in time, it is possible to prevent missing teeth in adults.

How Can I Replace Adult Teeth?

In some of the more advanced cases, it is inevitable that teeth will be lost. Drs. Szymanowski will work with you to determine the best way to replace adult teeth. Some of the more common options include:

• Removable dentures
• Fixed bridges
Dental implants

To decide which treatment is the best way for you to replace adult teeth, contact Drs. Szymanowski and schedule your consultation today!