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It is a fact in dentistry that healthy teeth do not get loose. Loose teeth can be caused by advancing gum disease, damaged bone and gum tissue, inadequate support structure or non-dental health issues. If a patient has loose teeth or some that are starting to shift, he or she should meet with a dentist at Washington Center for Dentistry. They can provide options to replace loose teeth, even teeth that appear beyond saving. An evaluation will determine whether or not gum disease or other health problems are causing tooth loss or destructive bone damage. The smallest shifting of teeth could be an indication of an underlying health problem or oral health condition that needs to be treated.

Causes of Loose Teeth

  • It could be the result of advancing gum disease.
  • Advanced periodontal disease left untreated can destroy gum tissue and the bone holding teeth in place.
  • Bone and gum tissue around the teeth are damaged.
  • Teeth without enough support structure begin to get loose and eventually fall out or the dentist extracts them.
  • Sometimes loose teeth are the result of another non-dental health problem.

I was in DC for a summer internship and had to make an emergency dental appointment for HORRIBLE tooth pain that basically sprang up overnight. The doctors here were able to see me same-day (and the front desk had such compassion for me!). The doctors were able to quickly diagnose my problem and refer me to a specialist for a root canal— the specialist was incredible! I also want to note that my dentist at home consistently dismissed my complaints of sensitivity and pain. The dentists at this office were able to determine within minutes that I needed a root canal! I would give more than 5 stars if I could, and will absolutely be searching for a new dentist, who is as good as the dentists at Washington Center for Dentistry, when I return home.

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I really like the warm water polishing and of course the people are amazing! WCD has been my dentist for over a decade.

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I have had repairs and cleanings at Washington Center for Dentistry, and every time the work has been superb, the experience flawless, and smoothly run, with an amazing finished product! Thank you, Dr Shlansky!

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I’ve been to Dr Matin for two extraction and prep for a future implant. He is careful, concerned (answers all questions clearly and completely) and his work is impeccable. Best of all zero pain or discomfort after the operation- something not that common I think. Highly recommend

D.D. Healthgrades

No one really wants to need gum grafts, but if you do need them, you want an excellent doctor to conduct the surgery. Dr. Matin is wonderful, warm, and top notch. He has done two grafts on me (five years ago; they’ve healed beautifully), and I’m scheduled for a third. Additionally, everyone in his office is so incredibly nice and helpful!

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Signs of Loose Teeth

The most common signs of loose teeth are:

  • Bleeding gum tissue.
  • Inflamed gum tissue.
  • Food stuck between teeth or underneath gums.
  • Pus around the teeth.
  • Receding gum tissue.
  • Sore gum tissue.

Treatment Options

There are a number of options available to repair and replace loose teeth. The most common are:

  • Bone grafts.
  • Periodontal surgery.
  • Antibiotic therapy.
  • Gingival grafts.
  • Dental Implants.
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Don't Settle for Loose Teeth

Loose teeth are not only a confidence-killer but could spell serious health issues, along with causing expensive and extensive treatment down the road. At Washington Center for Dentistry, we not only want to fix loose teeth, but we want to get to the root cause. Whether it's gum disease, damaged gum tissue or non-dental related, our experienced dentists will get to the bottom of loose teth with skill and compassion. Since we want to keep you healthy, we have a whole host of treatments we can employ for your loose teeth. Please call us today to schedule an appointment.