Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Loose Teeth in Adults

For children, loose teeth are a part of the aging process and they often look forward to their tooth loss with eager anticipation. However, loose teeth in adults can be indication that some of the bone or ligaments have been damaged due to periodontal (gum) disease. At Bensalem Dentistry, Dr. Michael Eisenbrock can successfully treat his patients, even in advanced stages, with deep cleanings and good periodontal maintenance protocols.

Periodontal disease is one of the most common causes for loose and shifting teeth. It all starts when the bacterial plaque that forms on your teeth around the gum line hardens into tartar because of inadequate brushing and flossing. This leads to infection that gets into an area between the teeth and gums, called the sulcus. The infection then breaks down supporting tissues and creates a pocket that gets deeper as the disease progresses. This damages the attachment of the teeth to the gums and they become loose.


The good news is that you can avoid this disease, and you don't have to let it get to the point of developing periodontal pocketing and loose teeth. To learn more about our services provided at Bensalem Dentistry, visit www.bensalemdentistry.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Eisenbrock at Bensalem Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, call 215-638-9952.

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