Loose teeth are uncomfortable and anxiety-inducing. If you’ve been there, you know the constant worry of accidentally biting into hard foods and having your tooth come entirely out of the socket. But now is the time to leave those worries behind you. At Cataloochee Dental Group, we can keep your teeth in place with periodontal splitting in Clyde, NC!
There is a wide range of genetic and lifestyle factors that can cause teeth to become loose. One of the most common destabilizing factors for teeth is periodontal (gum) disease. This condition is caused by a buildup of bacteria that hardens plaque and tartar, which causes gum irritation and eventually weakening the bone and other supporting tissues.
Other conditions that lead to loose teeth include hormonal imbalances during pregnancy and diseases like osteoporosis. Furthermore, injuries to the mouth can also partially knock teeth out of the socket and cause them to be unstable.
Periodontal splinting is a relatively new technique that involves joining weak teeth and making them a single unit that is more stable and stronger than the single teeth by themselves. The procedure is most commonly performed on the front teeth, and it involves using composite materials to attach, or splint, the loose teeth to the adjoining stable teeth. Tooth splinting is a common procedure that has gained popularity due to its effectiveness.
If you are worried about your teeth’s stability, Cataloochee Dental Group has the perfect solution to keep them strong and in place. Get in touch today to learn more about periodontal splinting!