There are a few reasons why your teeth might feel loose. One possibility is that you have gum disease, which can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth and make them feel loose.
Another possibility is that you have bruxism, which is when you grind your teeth at night. This can cause the teeth to become loose over time.
Lastly, if you have had any dental work done recently, such as a filling or crown, it is possible that the tooth is not fully healed yet and feels loose as a result. If you are concerned about any of these possibilities, please see your dentist for an evaluation.
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is a condition in which you grind your teeth or clench your jaw. This can happen during the day or at night. Many people do it at night without realizing it. Bruxism can cause the teeth to become loose over time. It can also cause headaches, jaw pain, and other problems. If you think you may have bruxism, please see your dentist for an evaluation.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease is a condition in which the gums become inflamed and can pull away from the teeth. Gum disease can be caused by plaque, which is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. If not removed, plaque can harden into tartar, which can cause even more inflammation. Gum disease can also be caused by other factors, such as smoking.
If you have gum disease, you may notice that your gums bleed when you brush your teeth. You may also have bad breath.
Gum disease is treated by a dentist or periodontist. Treatment may involve professional cleanings, antibiotics, and surgery. If you’re unsure of any problems with your teeth, be sure to book an appointment with a dentist!