Tooth loss (also called edentulism) is a process in which one or more of your teeth come loose and eventually fall out. Tooth loss process is normal for babies, which are replaced by a person's adult teeth later. If a person is losing teeth for other reasons, it is quite undesirable.
Many factors are responsible for a loose tooth. Some of them may include poor oral hygiene, lessened bone strength and various gum related problems. Loose tooth is always accompanied by a sort of discomfort and pain. A loose tooth is frightening for people and the resulting pain is an even more serious issue.
Loose teeth are very common in children. But loose permanent teeth in adults are a major concern because it may indicate some problems with the bone or ligaments securing the teeth in place. Loose teeth can be slightly loose or persistently loose which may require immediate attention.
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that appear in adulthood usually between ages 17 and 21. The position of some wisdom teeth is such that it is difficult to clean them. This increases the risk for various diseases. Your dentist will consider many factors to decide whether the loose tooth can be repaired.
Your teeth are designed and aligned in a very particular way to work together to help you chew, speak and smile. It is difficult to do these tasks when certain teeth are missing. Your mouth can shift and your face looks older even if your back teeth are missing.