Loose Teeth Caused by Gum Disease

Periodontitis or gum disease often arises through failure to brush and floss teeth properly which allows plaque to build up. Hardened plaque, called tartar, forces the gums away from the teeth and breaks down the underlying bone and tissue which causes teeth to become loose.

Signs of gum disease include:

–  Red, swollen or painful gums

– Bleeding gums when you brush

– Receding gums

Changes in the way the teeth fit together” is another warning sign and if any of these symptoms appear they should be notified to a dentist as soon as possible. More information on the causes of loose teeth can be found at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322028.php