Loose Tooth In Adults – The Causes
Signs Of Gum Disease
There are signs and symptoms which can help you determine if you have gum disease.
How to prevent a loose front tooth in adults
Prevention is so much better than cure! By eliminating the bad bacteria, you can put an end to any gum problems in the initial stages. The simplest way to do this is to maintain a good oral hygiene routine. You can follow the below mentioned steps, to ensure that you minimize disease-causing bacteria in your mouth:
- Brush twice a day: once in the morning and once at night before going to bed.
- Use other oral hygiene aids for effective cleaning such as dental floss.
- Use mouth-rinses and xylitol based chewing gums to keep the oral cavity free of plaque.
- Decrease the intake of sugar based food items and sweetened drinks.
- Try and visit your dentist at least twice a year for regular check-ups.
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Loose Adult Tooth Treatment
The exact treatment will depend on the cause, of course. The most common methods employed for reducing tooth mobility are scaling and root planing as well as splinting. Scaling and root planing are dental treatments used to clean the teeth, removing tartar and making them easier to clean at home. The aim is to stop the progression of gum disease. Splinting involves supporting the loose front tooth in adults with a thin piece of steel wire, which is attached to the adjacent strong teeth. This will provide strength and stability to the teeth. If the mobility in the tooth is too great, then the only treatment option may be to extract it and place a false tooth.
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