Gum Disease & Loose Teeth

Symptoms of Gingivitis and Gum Disease

Some of the signs of progressing gingivitis that may lead to periodontal disease include:

• Pus buildup around the tooth
• Gum tissue inflammation
• Gum recession
• Bleeding gums
• Swollen gums

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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Loose Teeth in Springfield, MO

When your teeth start to shift easily, this is a sign that your jaw bone has become damaged. A progressing infection will break down the gum tissue and supporting structures and make the teeth move or fall out completely. You must seek treatment with Dr. Jody Vance for gingivitis or periodontitis as soon as possible and protect your oral health!

Gum Disease Can Cause Loose Teeth!

If you notice your teeth are becoming loose or shift easily, you may have periodontal disease and need treatment as soon as possible. Gingivitis that is left untreated can progress to periodontal disease and eventually cause bone loss. You can end up losing your teeth permanently when their supporting structures start to break down.

Causes of Loose Teeth

Deteriorating gum and bone tissue may be one of the outcomes of periodontal disease, but can also occur when there is any type of injury or trauma to the mouth. Certain medications can affect the oral environment and set the stage for complications. If you have diabetes or any type of chronic illness, you may develop gingivitis that progresses to periodontal disease.

Maintaining a good brushing and flossing regimen is essential for preventing periodontal disease and preserving your teeth. If you have gingivitis or progressing periodontal disease, Dr. Vance may recommend scaling and root planing therapy, locally administered antibiotics, laser gum surgery, gum grafts, tooth extractions, or dental implants to restore your oral health.

Loose teeth are always a cause for concern. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Vance in Springfield, MO today!