Tooth Mobility Causes
Tooth mobility can be a pretty annoying thing, as it keeps us from pain freely eating everything we need. Imagine biting from an apple while having your teeth all unstable!
Associated with much more serious dental conditions, such as periodontitis, tooth mobility is nevertheless a disease of its own, one that must be identified in due time in order to be properly treated.
Here are a few guiding lines, in what concerns the tooth mobility causes:
- Massive dental plaque, accumulated either above or beneath the gums (supragingival or subgingival dental plaque);
- Damage to any of the three elements that are responsible for the proper position of the teeth: the root cement, the alveolar bone and the periodontal ligaments. These three form the periodontal tissue.
- Dental caries that are located close to the gums;
- Occlusal dysfunctions: malocclusion or bruxism;
Apart from these major tooth mobility causes, there are also numerous factors that are associated with tooth mobility or that make us prone to its appearance and development:
- having habits such as smoking or drinking coffee in excess;
- hormonal imbalances caused by puberty, pregnancy or menopause – this is what makes women far more exposed than men to this affection;
- having a bad oral hygiene.