Tooth Mobility

Symptoms, Causes, and 2 Essential Treatments

When a horizontal or vertical movement of a tooth is detected, it is referred to as tooth mobility.

Tooth mobility is a condition that affects the tissues that provide support and stability to the teeth, such as the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone.


What are the Causes of Dental Mobility?

Bruxism and tongue pressure, parafunctional habits that affect the periodontal ligament.

Different studies have established a relationship between tobacco use (smoking) and predisposition to periodontal disease, with its corresponding effect on dental mobility.

What are the Symptoms of Tooth Mobility?

Although the obvious sign of this condition is a loose tooth, other signs warn of an underlying health condition.

Preventing tooth mobility reduces the chances of periodontal or gum disease.   Floss daily to remove plaque and food debris that can later form tartar and calculus.


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