Loose Teeth: Types And Tips

There’s something about loose teeth that can send even the calmest person into a frenzy. Your usually very stable, unmovable teeth becoming loose is often a sign that something is seriously wrong. However, it’s not always a major alert. Then, of course, if you have kids, the loosening and falling out of teeth is a completely natural part of the growing process! So, how to handle issues as they arise? Well, we’ve got some helpful tips. As you know, for unique concerns, it is always a good idea to schedule a visit.

Kids: Don’t Force Them Out!

If your kid’s tooth is loose, this is very exciting! It means baby teeth are falling out and permanent teeth are on their way toward replacing them, leading to the smile your child will have for the rest of his or her life. A common issue that arises is the urgency for the teeth to fall out already. Here’s our advice: Unless the tooth is “hanging by a thread” and will fall out with the gentlest tug, leave it alone. Don’t force it. If it seems like loose teeth are remaining in place for much too long, contact us to set up a visit.

Adults: Call Us ASAP

Loose teeth in an adult’s mouth generally point to an underlying disease or disorder, such as periodontal problems or neglected bruxism. Call us to schedule a visit ASAP!

Pregnant Women: Don’t Worry Too Much

The extraordinary shift in hormones that takes place during pregnancy can actually lead to a change in the supportive structure of your smile. As a result, you may experience some amount of loose teeth during this time. Keeping up with checkups and cleanings at our practice will allow us to protect you from any problems and to reassure you that the looseness is completely okay.

Come In To Address Loose Teeth

Contact us immediately, rather than waiting, if you’re dealing with loose teeth concerns. It can mean the difference between saving your oral health immediately or dealing with serious consequences. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.