If you have a loose tooth as a result
of a very recent trauma or accident, contact your dentist
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The most common cause for loose teeth among adults is Gum
Disease. If you are not currently receiving treatment for Gum Disease, and you are experiencing loose teeth, contact us for a Gum Disease screening appointment.
The most common cause for loose teeth in children is erupting
permanent teeth. As permanent teeth begin to erupt, the roots
of the primary teeth (baby teeth) dissolve and the teeth become
loose. Primary teeth will generally fall out on their own
at the appropriate time, but if a primary tooth doesn't fall
out soon after the permanent tooth erupts, contact
us so we can prevent complications from a retained primary
Your child may be tempted to wiggle a loose tooth, and that
is fine, but do not apply any significant pressure to a primary
tooth to hasten it's removal. The primary teeth play an important
role in guiding the permanent teeth into proper position.