A loose tooth is a dental emergency. If left untreated, a loose tooth can fall out, resulting in the need for replacement. It can also affect the health of the neighboring teeth since it may be a symptom of severe oral issues. An effective way to deal with a loose tooth is by curing the root cause of the issue. If the tooth is beyond saving, a professional may suggest tooth removal followed by tooth replacement. Other treatment options for loose teeth involve the below.
Deep cleaning is a non-surgical treatment option that aims to clean the tooth's outer surface and below the gum line. This procedure is mostly recommended if a loose tooth results from gum disease. In the last stage of gum disease, deep pockets may form, and bacteria may continue to spread to the gums and bones, causing the teeth to become loose. The best way to fix this is through deep cleaning. A dentist will remove bacteria from the pockets by scaling. This involves scraping tartar out of the gum line to allow the teeth to heal.
Teeth splinting is another non-invasive treatment option for loose teeth. It involves placing removable appliances (metal bar splints) over the weak tooth to stabilize it. This option is vital in cases where there is bone deterioration. Sometimes, bone loss can cause more teeth to become loose. In situations with more loose teeth, a dentist can attach a dental splint to them so they become a single unit.
Bone grafting is a surgical treatment that involves adding natural or artificial bone around the weak tooth's roots. Bone deterioration can occur due to advanced stages of gum disease. When gum and bone tissue are lost, the teeth may become weak and loose. In this case, a dentist may recommend a deep cleaning to eliminate harmful bacteria. A bone graft may then follow to increase bone density.
The best step toward a beautiful smile is to fix dental issues as soon as you notice them. Reach out to us and learn more treatment options for loose teeth.
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