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Gum Diseases

Teeth loosening

10/05/2007

Question:

I just went to the dentist and all 4 molars both top and bottom on the left side of my mouth are loose...what do u think could have caused it and I dont know what to do??

Answer:

I do not have enough information to talk about the cause.

1- Can be that you have periodontal disease and loosing bone around your teeth

2- Can be that you are grinding your teeth or bruxing your teeth (especially at night)

3- Can be due to malocclusion (your biting may be causing trauma)

In any case, periodontal disease should be treated to prevent further bone loss; occlusal trauma can be controlled by trying to use a custom-made nightguard.

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Response by:

Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University