If you have not cared for your teeth over the years, such as visiting a dentist regularly for dental cleanings, brushing, and flossing, you will have problems. One of these potential problems is loose teeth. The main thing that causes this problem is periodontal disease. If you do not brush, bacteria will build up and form plaque. If the plaque is left on the teeth, it will cause cavities. The plaque can also get under your gums, causing infection. Once this happens, your gums will become inflamed, red, and swollen. Your teeth may be come loose, and then eventually fall out completely. Below is information on treating gum disease, as well as choosing dental implants to replace missing teeth.
Treating Gum Disease
Before the doctor can do anything, they have to treat the gum disease. This is because if the infection is not treated, the dental implant procedure will fail. Because of this, the dentist will likely prescribe antibiotics to you to kill the infection. They will then treat the gum disease. How this is done depends on how severe the problem is. If it has been like this for many years, your dentist will likely suggest you remove the loose teeth. If not, a dental hygienist can do a deep cleaning to try to get the plaque off. If this does not work, they can do a process called scaling and root planing. With this, the plaque is scraped away under your gumline. If there are rough spots on the teeth, the dentist will smooth these rough areas.
There are surgery options the dentist may suggest if none of the above treatment options work for you. The dentist will remove the loose teeth and then replace them. One option to have them replaced is with dental implants.
Replacing Loose Teeth with Dental Implants
Dental implants generally last a lifetime. Dental implants can be expensive, but because they last forever you will save money in the long run. With this process, your dentist will take a mold of your teeth to determine the correct size for each implant. They will then send the mold to a lab who will then make each individual tooth. Once the implants are made, they are inserted into the gum and then anchored to the jawbone using a screw and cement. Once finished, the teeth work like your natural teeth. This means you will have to brush and floss the teeth like you do your other teeth. You can also eat normally with dental implants.
Talk to your dentist about this information and they can help you learn more about this.Share