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Symptoms Of A Bigger Issue

Some of the signs and symptoms you should be aware of include: 

  • Sore or inflamed gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Pus buildup around the tooth
  • Food getting stuck between the teeth or under the gums
  • Gum recession

The above mentioned symptoms are also indications of an active infection in your mouth.

Gum Disease Can Cause Loose Teeth
Loose teeth can be a sign of gum disease and other oral health problems that may lead to tooth loss and damage of the supporting structure and bone.

If your teeth are loose, schedule an an oral examination right away!

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Oral Health: Loose Teeth in the Augusta, GA Region

Loose teeth are most likely a symptom of an active gum infection, advanced tooth decay, or other oral problem that requires immediate professional diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Ben Timmerman treats patients with loose teeth in the Augusta, GA region with modern diagnostics and laser treatment that may save vulnerable teeth from being lost.

Symptoms of Gum Infection:

• Gums that expel pus, bleed, look or feel inflamed
• Loose teeth
• Gum recession
• Sensitive teeth
• Food that stays between gums and teeth after eating
• Chronic halitosis

Gum Infections Lead to Loose Teeth

If you have loose teeth, bleeding gums, or other oral problems, an active gum infection caused by bacteria could be the cause. If bacteria are not removed daily with proper brushing and flossing, they will attack the gums and destroy the bone and structures that support the teeth. Unless the disease is addressed with professional dental treatment, the teeth can become loose and eventually require extraction. Once tooth loss begins, bone structure will continue to decline because the tooth roots are no longer in place to keep it functional. Bone deterioration leads to even further tooth loss.

How to Stop Gum Infections and Repair Loose Teeth

If you have a moderate to serious gum infection, Dr. Timmerman can treat it with laser therapy, which is today’s preferred choice for removing bacteria and rebuilding bone support to make loose teeth stronger and less likely to become lost. Laser therapy is an FDA cleared, scientifically proven way to rid the gums of bacteria and infection and stimulate new bone growth around the teeth. It is also minimally invasive to tissue compared with traditional gum disease surgery because there are no scalpels or suturing involved.

For extremely advanced cases of gum disease, in which teeth cannot be saved, Dr. Timmerman may suggest extracting and replacing them with dental implants. Dental implants are the preferred way to replace missing teeth because they mimic real teeth in ways other tooth replacement options cannot. Because they are surgically installed in the jaw bone, dental implants will stop bone loss in areas of missing teeth and provide strength and support to the oral environment.

Dr. Timmerman treats patients with gum infections and loose teeth in the Augusta, GA region using the most advanced approaches available. Call our friendly team today to arrange your consultation.

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Dr. Ben Timmerman
436 Furys Ferry Rd.
Augusta, GA
30907

Phone: (706) 229-7676

About Us

Whether you need dental implants, Lanap laser treatment, or a cosmetic dental procedure, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.