Patients with loose teeth in the Columbia, South Carolina region have a variety of modern, effective treatments that they can choose from with Dr. Jeanette Wingate and Dr. Bryan Wingate, two of the regions most trusted and skilled dentists. In Columbia, SC, we help patients with loose teeth and gum disease to enjoy healthier, stronger, more beautiful smiles every day.
Loose teeth and other gum disease symptoms that we can treat:
• Foul breath, or halitosis
• Swollen gums that are tender and bleed
• Food getting caught in between teeth
• Receding gums
• Tooth loss
If you have any of these gum disease symptoms, the Wingate dental team can help.
Why Loose Teeth?
Patients concerned about loose or missing teeth and other symptoms frequently have gum disease, a bacterial infection that can destroy healthy gum tissue and bone if left untreated. Once bone starts to diminish, teeth begin to lose the foundational support that they require to stay in place and without treatment, have a much greater chance of being lost. When teeth are no longer present, the bone deteriorates even faster.
Fortunately, we have a number of tooth replacement treatments to address these problems, such as dental implants and other appliances designed to give our patients the healthy smiles they desire. If you have loose teeth, come see us so that we can take a look at your mouth and determine which treatment is best for you. A good professional cleaning and possibly locally administered antibiotics to control bacteria may be the answer, along with gum disease treatment like laser therapy. In some cases, a modern tooth replacement device or dental implants are best.
Loose Teeth and Bone Grafting
If you do have bone loss, keep in mind that some treatments may require a bone grafting procedure as well. Bone grafts are designed to replace missing bone in the jaw, using material from another area in your mouth or a donor bank. This procedure strengthens existing teeth or provides the structure that dental implants and other treatments need in order to work successfully.
Tips for Avoiding Loose Teeth and Other Gum Disease Symptoms
Loose teeth often result from not taking proper care of the teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing properly and regularly as well as visiting our office in Columbia, SC for routine exams and cleanings will certainly help to prevent gum disease and loose teeth. Eating fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods each day also goes a long way in keeping the body strong against disease. If you are genetically prone to developing gum disease, then you might also talk with your physician about including vitamin supplements that may help.
We are experts at preventing and treating loose teeth in Columbia, South Carolina. If you have any symptoms, please call Dr. Jeanette Wingate and Dr. Bryan Wingate today for your personalized, healthy smile consultation.