Loose Teeth May Be a Symptom of a Bigger, Underlying Dental Issue
Gum Disease Can Cause Loose Teeth
Loose teeth can be a sign of gum disease and other oral health problems. When something as serious as gum disease is allowed to progress unchecked, it can lead to tooth loss.
Tooth loss occurs because gum disease targets the supporting tissues of the mouth and leaves them weak and unable to sustain or hold up your teeth. Gum disease can wreak havoc on your gums and bones shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Dr. Penhaskashi and our dental team at West Valley Implant Dental Practice focus our treatments, research, and practice primarily on periodontal treatment, dental implants, and cosmetic procedures. We work closely with you to build you the most beautiful, healthiest smile you’ve had in a long time, from the roots of your teeth up.
Symptoms and Treatment for Loose Teeth in Encino, CA
Patients that come to see Dr. Penhaskshi about loose teeth are usually suffering from periodontal disease. Treating gum disease with a professional dentist like Dr. Penhaskashi is the only way to stop the progression of bone and tooth loss.
Indicators of Periodontal Disease
- Loose teeth.
- Swollen, bleeding gums.
- Sensitive teeth.
- Gum recession.
- Presence of pus in the gums.
Treatment Options for Teeth Loosened by Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria under the gums and between teeth. If left untreated, the bacteria can destroy soft connective tissue and supporting bone, causing teeth to become loose and unstable.
Dr. Penhaskashi treats patients with loose teeth caused by gum disease with a gentle and effective laser treatment. This treatment removes disease and reinforces jaw structure so teeth are less likely to become lost.
If treatment has been avoided for too long and teeth are missing, dental implants are a good replacement option that many patients choose after their laser treatment.
Laser Periodontal Disease Treatment: The LANAP® protocol is a great treatment option for moderate to severe gum disease cases. The laser causes less bleeding and greatly reduces inflammation because we don’t utilize any cutting or suturing.
Peer reviewed scientific and human histological studies show laser treatment for gum disease increases bone growth in the jaw where teeth get their support. Thousands of patients who have had a laser treatment are not only free of active infection, but have decreased their risk of tooth loss.
Dental Implants: Dental implants are one of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth and prevent your other teeth from meeting the same fate. When tooth loss occurs, the bone in the jaw begins to erode and the problem gets worse. More teeth are likely to be lost without stimulation.
Implants solve that problem because they mimic tooth roots and provide the missing stimulation your jaw requires. Dental implants are also designed to look and feel like your natural teeth!
Contact Us Today With Any Questions About Loose Teeth and Gum Disease
If you have loose teeth, we encourage you to seek treatment right away. Don’t wait, hoping that the problem will go away or solve itself. The sooner a potentially dangerous disease like gum disease is addressed and treated, the safer your smile will be. Call us today to learn more about treatments for periodontal disease and loose teeth in Encino, CA, with Dr. Penhaskashi.