What You Should Do If You Lose A Permanent Teeth

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It is important to see your dentist immediately if you have a loose permanent tooth. As a child, losing a baby tooth is common because an adult tooth will grow and take its place. However, as an adult and if you lose a tooth, that becomes permanent. A permanent loose tooth can signify that something is wrong with your gums. If you do not take immediate action, the tooth may be gone for good.

The teeth are held in place with an elastic tissue known as the periodontal ligaments that attach the tooth and jawbones with tiny fibers. The ligaments allow the tooth movement, which serves as a shock absorber for biting and chewing when your mouth opens and closes. The ligament attachment can be damaged due to any trauma or periodontal diseases.

  • A hard impact on the face can damage both the teeth and attachments.
  • The number one common cause for ligament damage is a periodontal disease caused by gingivitis.
  • Infection can advance deeper that causes the supporting bones to weaken and detach.
  • A loose tooth is the main factor of advanced gum disease.
  • If you notice a tooth being loose, contact your dentist as soon as possible.
  • Let your dentist assess and rule out any underlying causes that may need extensive treatment.
  • See a dentist before the loose tooth becomes beyond repair.
  • Dental implants can be an option for permanently lost teeth.

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