Gum Disease and Loose Teeth
Symptoms Of A Bigger Issue
Some of the signs and symptoms you should be aware of include:
- Sore or inflamed gums
- Bleeding gums
- Pus buildup around the tooth
- Food getting stuck between the teeth or under the gums
- Gum recession
The above mentioned symptoms are also indications of an active infection in your mouth.
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Late stage periodontal disease is the leading reason Dr. Roger Sohn’s patients have loose teeth in the Loma Linda, CA region. Gum disease is progressive and without treatment, can cause gum recession, tooth loss, and further bone deterioration.
Signs of Gum Disease:
- Gums that hurt, bleed, or swell
- Loose teeth
- Gum recession
- Sensitive teeth
- Presence of puss
- Chronic halitosis
Loose Teeth as a Symptom of Gum Disease
Aside from accidents and trauma, which can make teeth loose, most patients who come to us for loose teeth treatment are dealing with gum disease. Gum disease is a progressive problem caused by oral bacteria that destroys gum and bone tissue. Deep pockets can develop between the teeth and gums, providing a place for bacteria to continue to grow and eat away at connective tissue and bone. Once this happens, the teeth lose stability. Without intervention, they are at great risk of becoming lost.
How to Stop Periodontal Disease and Loose Teeth
If your teeth are loose, there is a good chance you have moderate to severe gum disease. Dr. Sohn treats gum disease differently than many other dental care providers by using state of the art laser therapy instead of traditional gum surgery. Laser is effective and causes minimal pain and inflammation, but it also has the singular ability to stop bone loss. Many patients with loose teeth who have laser gum disease treatment will see new supporting bone growth occurring around the teeth.
In cases when loose teeth simply cannot be saved, Dr. Sohn can replace them with dental implants, which also work to halt bone loss. Dental implants are just like real teeth. The posts behave like tooth roots to stimulate jaw bone and keep it strong and functional, which is critical to saving the rest of the teeth. Bone loss happens as soon as real teeth are lost, so replacing them as soon as possible with dental implants is key.
We specialize in saving loose teeth in Loma Linda, CA with modern dental technology and periodontal disease treatment. Please call Dr. Sohn today for your personal consultation.
Dr. Sohn’s office is equipped with the latest in hi-tech dental equipment and our staff is trained to provide the best possible dental experience for you and your family. We take pride in the service we provide to our patients from Loma Linda. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us by using our Contact Us form today. We look forward to providing you with the personal oral care you deserve.