LOOSE TEETH OR MISSING TEETH DUE TO GUM INFECTION
Teeth are held strongly in the jaw by alveolar bone. Gum infection will lead to destruction of the bone holding the tooth. In most of the cases it happens very slowly and patients are not aware of it. The symptoms are very vague. They could be manifested as below
How one can diagnose gum infection?
Usually on a routine dental visit the dentist will identify the gum infection substantiated by X-ray investigation.
Treatment (Replace the loose teeth with dental implants)
Normal periodontal treatments and elimination of the underlying cause can get the disease under control. There are conditions which are refractory or not responding to the routine treatment which will continue to an extent where the teeth are very loose and beyond saving the teeth. In such situations the treatment of choice is to replace the loose teeth with dental implants.