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Gum Disease Can Cause Loose Teeth

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, which is a bacterial condition in the mouth that can become worse without treatment and lead to other problems, including loose teeth and loss of bone. 

Dr. David Williams treats patients with loose teeth in Pensacola, FL and other symptoms of gingivitis and advanced gum disease. Call or contact our office today so we can make an appointment for you! 

Learn More About Tooth and Bone Loss View The Progression of Gum Disease

Symptoms of Gingivitis and Advanced Gum Disease:

• Soft tissue that feels tender, bleeds, looks red, or swollen
• Tooth sensitivity
• Loose or shifting teeth
• Food stuck between teeth
• Persistent halitosis



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Gingivitis, Advanced Gum Disease, and Loose Teeth

When gingivitis strikes, symptoms may not be so obvious at first but without treatment, the disease will usually progress and can cause serious damage. Keeping the teeth and gums in good shape by brushing, flossing, scraping the tongue, and having regular dental checks is the only way to avoid gingivitis. If it does develop, treating it as soon as possible is important. Without treatment, gingivitis can advance and set off a very harmful cycle.

Advanced gum disease destroys gum and bone tissue and once it does, the teeth lose their natural protection and support. When teeth fall out, the bone also loses its natural protection because it depends on tooth roots to keep it active. Once bone starts to disappear, additional teeth can become loose and may be lost. Fortunately, Dr. Williams can still treat loose teeth, stop bone loss, and prevent more teeth from falling out.

Common Treatments for Loose Teeth

Gingivitis treatment: If you have early stage gum disease, Dr. Williams can address the bacteria that is causing it and immediately stop the progression.

Laser gum disease treatment: For more advanced stages of gum disease, Dr. Williams can use laser therapy to eradicate bacteria and strengthen the bone that supports teeth. Laser has been proven scientifically to grow new bone around teeth so they are less at risk for loss.

Dental Implants:
Sometimes gum disease is so far advanced that teeth are already missing or loose teeth are too damaged to save. In this case, Dr. Williams can place dental implants in areas where teeth are missing or need to be extracted. If teeth have been missing for long periods of time and there is bone loss, he can provide a bone graft to increase the density before implant surgery.

Patients with loose teeth in the Pensacola, FL area can stop further damage with effective treatment. If you have symptoms of gingivitis or advanced gum disease, do not wait any longer. Call or contact Dr. Williams’ office today so we can make an appointment for you!