Should every suddenly loose tooth be extracted? Teeth may suddenly wobble and fall out. The main source of this problem is Aggressive Periodontitis (AgP). The inflammatory destruction and loss of the outer support tissue, i.e. the bone and flesh tissue around the tooth, causes the sudden loss of teeth.
How common is Aggressive Periodontitis? Reported to be between 0.1% and 0.5% in the European population, gum disease is a gingivitis that usually occurs in young patients. This inflammation usually affects the molars and incisors. Gingivitis is seen when bone loss occurs between the teeth and food residues escape in these areas.
HOW DOES SUDDEN SHAKING OF THE TEETH CAUSE TOOTH LOSS?
In addition to shaking the teeth, the development of gingivitis causes as much pain as an abscess caused by inflammation of the teeth due to caries. When this pain is unbearable, a loose tooth can of course be directly extracted, but the teeth can be saved by dealing with the pain and inflammation that occurs during this period.
CAN A SUDDENLY LOOSE TOOTH BE TREATED?
If the cause of the sudden shaking of these teeth is Aggressive Periodontitis, i.e. inflammation of the gums, and bone loss is also present, the tooth can first be fixed by attaching it to the sides. Even if the fixation work stops the shaking and temporarily solves the existing problem, it saves time for the treatment of the tooth. Sometimes we can determine the cause of this inflammation and include treatments related to it in the treatment protocol.
WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF SUDDEN LOOSE TEETH?
- Poor oral hygiene is one of the most common causes.
- History of depression and anxiety
- Drug use
- Immune system disorders
- Similar problems in parents, grandparents
- Disorders in the bite of the teeth with each other
- Systemic diseases and stress are the most important causes.
HOW IS SUDDEN SHAKING OF THE TEETH TREATED?
The age and willingness of our patient is important in this regard. It is necessary to arouse hope and motivation in our patient who is hopeless about the loss of teeth. If there is a change in our patient as a result of motivation, that is, if there is an improvement in oral and body care, he/she can proceed to advanced treatments. For this, motivation and observation of oral care is the first step.
If there is guidance on the use of probiotics and the choice of paste brushes to improve poor oral hygiene, problematic conditions such as diabetes should be improved and taken under control. This is the most important stage of treatment. Afterwards, curettage of that area is performed to restore the amount of bone and treatments are performed to ensure new bone formation.