Loose Teeth - Aliso Viejo, CA
One of the red flags that periodontal disease
has progressed and destroyed bone tissue is when the teeth start to shift and move easily. A progressing infection in the mouth can eventually break down the bone, resulting in a need for loose teeth to be extracted. You need to seek treatment for periodontal disease to protect your oral health and prevent tooth loss.
Gum Disease Can Lead to Tooth Loss
If you notice your teeth are becoming loose or are shifting, you may have periodontal disease that needs to be treated as soon as possible. Gum disease is a progressive disease which can cause tooth loss. You could end up losing your teeth if the supporting structures around the teeth start to break down. To learn if you need treatment for loose teeth in Aliso Viejo, CA, schedule an appointment with Dr. Claire Cho today.
Certain medical conditions or health issues like diabetes may increase your risk of developing periodontal disease. Conversely, having periodontal disease also increases the risk of health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancers, and other serious conditions. Treating periodontal disease not only improves your oral health, it can aid in improving systemic health as well.
Treating Loose Teeth
To treat loose teeth, Dr. Cho may recommend a procedure such as LANAP® laser gum surgery, which has the added benefit of helping to save teeth by stimulating bone regrowth. When loose teeth are beyond help, however, extraction followed by replacement with dental implants may be the ideal course of action.
Keeping up with your brushing and flossing routine along with regular professional cleanings and exams are essential for preventing periodontal disease and tooth loss. Schedule your appointment
with Dr. Cho in Aliso Viejo, CA today!