Loose Teeth May Be a Sign of Bigger Oral Health Problems in Berwyn, IL

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Gum Disease Can Cause Loose Teeth

Loose teeth are one of the warnings signs of gum disease and other oral health problems that could be affecting the tooth structure and damaging supporting tissues. In some cases, bone loss may be causing your teeth to shift. Gum disease can destroy the bone that supports the teeth and can lead to loose teeth and tooth loss over time.

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Loose Teeth in Berwyn, IL

When your teeth become loose or start to shift, it could be a sign of bigger problems associated with your oral health. If you notice that your teeth are becoming loose or are moving, you need to come in for an oral evaluation to determine whether you have gum disease or other oral health conditions that are causing damage to the supporting bone and tissues.

Causes of Loose Teeth

Your teeth can become loose if you have untreated periodontal disease, or as a result of an injury or trauma to the mouth. An active infection in the mouth can cause loss of attachment and also destroy the bone and gum tissue. Without enough support, the teeth can become loose and may eventually need to be extracted. Certain types of health conditions can also put you at risk for developing periodontal disease.

Symptoms of Loose Teeth

Commons signs and symptoms of loose teeth include:

  • Inflammation of the gums
  • Gum recession
  • Food getting stuck between the teeth
  • Pus building up around a tooth
  • Bleeding gums


These are also signs of an infection in the mouth that could cause gum disease. Since the early stages of gum disease are reversible, you need to have treatment as soon as you start noticing any symptoms.

We offer several treatment options to tighten and treat loose teeth in Berwyn, IL including antibiotic therapy to help get periodontal disease under control, deep cleanings, LANAP laser gum surgery, extractions, and tooth replacement procedures.

Loose teeth should be evaluated as soon as possible. For more information about treatment options for loose teeth or to schedule your appointment for periodontal disease in Berwyn, IL, set up your consultation with Dr. Walsh today!

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