Teeth that are loose or shifting out of place should be taken as a warning that there is a serious problem with your oral health. In most cases, the cause is related to gum disease. Luckily, there are plenty of warning signs before patients begin to experience loose teeth in Newport Beach, CA. Patients of Dr. Coury Staadecker can be on the lookout for symptoms such as:
- Inflamed tissue
- Bleeding gums
- Blemishes on the gum line
- Tooth pain
- Gum recession
Early Warning Signs
Teeth typically only become loose during the most severe stages of gum disease. This means there are plenty of opportunities to get treatment before it progresses to this level. Some of the earlier symptoms of gum disease to watch out for include:
- Swollen or inflamed gum tissue
- Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing
- Blemishes and pus along the gum line
- Tooth pain
- Receding gums
If you notice one or more of these symptoms, contact Dr. Staadecker as soon as possible. The longer you wait for treatment, the more complicated and expensive it becomes.
Treating Loose Teeth
In some cases, loose teeth can be treated and saved before they become hopeless. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may receive one or more of the following treatments:
- Laser gum surgery
- Bone graft
- Gum graft
- Extraction and replacement
It is important to remember that permanent teeth should never become loose for any reason. Regular brushing and flossing paired with the recommended cleanings and checkups will help keep your teeth and gums in top condition.
If you notice persistent tooth pain or bleeding along the gum line, treatment should be sought as soon as possible. To learn more about how you can prevent and treat loose teeth in Newport Beach, CA, contact Dr. Staadecker and schedule your consultation today!