Symptoms Of A Bigger Issue

Some of the signs and symptoms you should be aware of include: 

  • Sore or inflamed gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Pus buildup around the tooth
  • Food getting stuck between the teeth or under the gums
  • Gum recession

The above mentioned symptoms are also indications of an active infection in your mouth.

What Should I Do about Loose Teeth in Laurel, MD?

Loose or shifting teeth are a serious symptom of poor health that should never be ignored. While your teeth and their support structures are designed to absorb pressure and move slightly, loose teeth need immediate attention. If you have loose teeth in Laurel, MD, schedule a visit with Laurel Laser Dentistry  for evaluation. Shifting teeth is one of the signs of advanced periodontal disease and may be accompanied by the following:

  • Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Gum recession
  • Persistent bad breath

The Cause of Your Loose Teeth in Laurel, MD

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums that causes the gum tissue to pull away from the tooth surface and recede. The bacteria also destroy the connective fibers and bone that support your teeth, often resulting in loose or shifting teeth. Treatment for gum disease should be scheduled as soon as possible to save your teeth. We may recommend localized antibiotic therapy, scaling and root planing treatment, BIOLASE laser treatment, or gum surgery. Depending upon the extent of your condition, additional treatments may be necessary, such as bone grafts or gum grafts. These procedures can correct the bone loss and gum recession that occurs due to prolonged periodontal infection.

When teeth cannot be saved, extraction will be necessary. Extraction is recommended only after all other treatments have been exhausted, as tooth loss can be devastating to both your oral and overall health.

Loose Teeth Due to Injury or Trauma

If you have sustained an injury to your tooth and it has become loose as a result, contact our office to schedule an appointment right away. A displaced tooth requires immediate evaluation of the damage to the tooth, roots, connective fibers, and bone. In some cases, a splint may be needed to hold your tooth in proper position and correct misalignment.

Loose or shifting teeth prompt an immediate evaluation. For more information on the causes of loose teeth, contact Laurel Laser Dentistry in Laurel, MD today.

About Us

Everyone's ideal smile is different. At Laurel Laser Dentistry, our doctors will discover your preferences and take your whole appearance into consideration. We can then provide you not only with an attractive smile but the one that suits you best.

Contact Us

Laurel Laser Dentistry - Dr. Gita Tajick 
9101 Cherry Lane, Suite 202
Laurel, MD 20708
Office phone: (301) 776-3300

Office Hours

Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed