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What Causes Teeth to Fall Out?


Posted on 12/1/2023 by Weo Admin
Row of 5 animated teeth with one decayed.Healthy teeth mean a beautiful smile and improved confidence. But what if you lose one or multiple teeth? You will have low self-esteem, and your oral health will be in danger. It is important to understand that tooth loss does not happen overnight. A small oral issue can last for months, and if left untreated, it can damage the entire tooth, making it fall out. Continue reading and learn 3 possible causes for teeth falling out:

Cavities


Cavities are the leading cause of tooth loss. It comes along with discomfort and can affect people of all ages. This oral issue starts when plaque-trapped bacteria damage the enamel. In most cases, a dentist can treat mild cavities with dental fillings. If left untreated, decay can proceed and cause infection. At this stage, a professional may recommend a root canal, and in severe cases, extraction may be the only way to prevent further damage.

Gum Disease


Gum disease occurs when bacteria build up under the gum tissues, causing infections. This issue is easy to treat if caught early, but if ignored, it can damage the gums and jaw bones. When there is not enough support, the teeth will become loose and fall out.

Oral Trauma


Oral trauma is another common cause of teeth falling out. Occasions such as car accidents, falls, and sports injuries can cause the tooth to dislodge out of the socket. While you cannot do much to prevent oral trauma in most cases, you can implement preventative measures such as wearing a mouthguard to protect your teeth against injuries when playing sports. A knocked-out tooth is a dental emergency that you should not ignore. A dentist can help to put back your tooth to prevent oral issues. Do you want to preserve all your natural teeth and prevent dental issues? Contact us today and learn more about how to maintain great oral health.

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