Loose Teeth in Adults

Loose Teeth in AdultsLoose teeth in adults are a direct result of advanced periodontal disease. Advanced periodontal disease is the chronic inflammation of gum tissue combined with deep bone and gum tissue loss. Periodontal pockets will have grown beyond 6mm. At this stage of gum disease, the body, through a process known as “Host Response,” will literally assist the gum infection by ejecting the infected tooth from the body. Only eliminating subgingival tartar, keeping destructive bacteria to small numbers and controlling infection can save teeth at this point. Subgingival tartar can be eliminated via dissolution with Periogen® use when applied with a subgingival applicator on a daily or twice daily regimen. Periogen® does not kill destructive bacteria directly, but rather keeps destructive bacteriological colonies to a minimum by means of tartar elimination and thus prevents further damage to bone and gum tissue. Periogen® use will gradually eliminate infection and decrease Host Response. This can be augmented with a brief Amoxicillin series prescribed by your dentist for severe infection. Following that, a more long term twice-a-day Doxycycline (20 mg) series will assist in the suppression of Host Response as loose teeth settle back in to the remaining bone and gum structure. Success with these procedures may take many forms. However, it is recommended that you visit your dental professional in order to determine the extent of the problem. In the worst case scenario, following Periogen® treatment for a long term, or chronic loose tooth, there may not be enough bone structure left for the tooth to be used comfortably for chewing.