Tooth Mobility and Tooth Loss

March 1, 2021 - toothbar - 0 comments Tooth Mobility and Tooth Loss
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Living in Austin means we know good food. Did you know that every time we eat, our teeth move? The movement is slight and probably unnoticeable but is healthy movement. However, if a tooth moves beyond the normal limits of eating, dental care is necessary. When a tooth moves horizontally or vertically, outside of its normal boundaries, that is called tooth mobility. Austin Preventative Dentistry and even Austin Cosmetic Dentistry will help patients who experience tooth mobility. At the Toothbar in Austin, we see this for several reasons such as:

  1. Gum Disease and periodontal disease:
  2. Bone disease (Osteoporosis)
  3. Traumatic injuries
  4. Clenching/Grinding of Teeth
  5. Cysts/Tumor on the Jaw
  6. Infection
  7. Pregnancy Hormones
  8. Colgate even shares how people suffer from tooth mobility and encourages preventative dentistry.

Are you trying to take care of it yourself? The Toothbar in Austin provides preventative dentistry that can stop your symptoms from increasing. However, if not stopped, tooth mobility can lead to tooth loss. Thankfully most tooth mobility is a slow process. Patients who seek care early on from our doctors at the Toothbar can find solutions in a convenient location with a caring and compassionate staff.

We are eager to help our Austin friends. 33% of Texans report having fair-poor oral health. 31% said their life is less satisfying because of their oral health. 28% of adults avoid smiling. We enjoy seeing smiles and hearing the positive effects treatment has on patients, like enjoying a meal without discomfort.

Treatment for tooth mobility is typically one of two methods; occlusal therapy and splinting. Occlusal therapy is a process that modifies the teeth. Splinting is done when tooth mobility is more severe and cannot be reversed but will prevent or prolong tooth loss. An apparatus is used to help prevent further mobility.Tooth IQ demonstrates two types of splints that make a big difference for a patient needing Austin Cosmetic Dentistry.

However, if tooth mobility is not treated, a patient may experience tooth loss. The destruction of both soft and hard tissue supporting the tooth will cause the teeth to be removed. Most patients seek care before tooth loss because they experience one or more of the following: Redness of the area around the tooth, pain or discomfort, and difficulty in chewing food. Austin Preventative Dentistry aims to help.

If any of these symptoms apply to you, please give us a call at 512-949-8202. Located in the heart of downtown Austin we maintain a modern facility and provide many comforts you might find at a spa. Our goal is that if you love visiting our office, you’ll see us regularly, and overall you’ll have a healthier and more confident smile.

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