3 Types Of Issues Leading To Loose Teeth

Unless you’re a little kid who is losing your first set of teeth, you know that when your adult teeth wiggle or feel unstable, something isn’t quite as it is meant to be. Of course, we don’t want you to feel alarmed or as though there isn’t help. Our Pella, IA team is here to help you figure out exactly why your teeth are shifting in their place, what to do about it, and we can help you arrive at a stable smile once again. All you have to do is come in for a dental visit! As for why you may end up with loose teeth in the first place? Let’s talk about what could be going on, so you feel more informed.


This one is simple. If you’re not brushing and flossing well (and if you’re not doing so great with scheduling dental cleanings), you may develop periodontal disease. They will eventually damage the ligaments and supportive framework that keep teeth in place, so you end up with loose teeth. Fortunately, we can help you! Come in immediately for care!


Let’s talk about function and loose teeth. Remember that not all issues are brought about due to dental hygiene (or a lack of it). Instead, sometimes problems are associated with the way your bite is aligned, the way your smile works, and as a result, we call this a “functional” issue. You can end up with loosened teeth if your teeth are constantly under extreme pressure from problems like bruxism disorder. When you grind teeth back and forth or you push them together as you clench, you may unintentionally loosen ligaments and other connective tissues. What to do? Come in. We can treat your bruxism and help with your teeth.


This one may seem like both good news and bad news to you! Loose teeth may primarily be associated with your hormones if you are pregnant! So, this might strike you as being “bad news” because you’re not too thrilled to learn that this frustrating symptom is just one more thing you have to deal with due to your pregnancy! However, you will be happy to learn that it’s considered good news because it doesn’t mean anything is “wrong.” Your ligaments naturally loosen due to hormones, so it can affect your smile! Remember, though: You should absolutely come in for dental checkups with us to ensure everything is on track.

See Us Immediately If You Notice Loose Teeth

Come in when loose teeth present themselves, so we may begin addressing issues long before damage begins to affect your smile! To learn more, schedule an appointment with your dentist by calling Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.