Question by  Baobao (1273)

Are loose teeth and bone loss related?

I have several loose teeth, does that mean I have bone loss?


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

Yes loose teeth can mean that you have some bone loss. I reccomend that you get to a periodontist quickly.


Answer by  TheAnswerFairy (2345)

They can be related, but that does not mean that they have to be. General bone loss could cause loose teeth, but loose teeth do not cause bone loss. It is certainly possible that you are genetically predisposed to tooth loss or that you did not brush or floss enough.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Severe bone loss can affect the jaw, causing teeth to become loose as well. Receding gums can cause teeth to come loose, while your bones are fine.

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