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What causes teeth to fall out?

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What causes teeth to fall out?
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There are several possible reasons why teeth might fall out. It may be due to the rapid or delayed effects of traumatic injury (root fracture, fracture of supporting bone), or due to the more delayed effects of a long-term tooth clenching or grinding habit. I have also seen teeth fall out as a result of improperly administered orthodontic treatment, which can damage the supporting bone around teeth, as well as cause shortening of tooth roots. Other reasons for tooth loss include blood disorders, as well as tumors in the jaw bones in proximity to tooth roots.

However, far and away the most common reason that teeth might loosen and spontaneously fall out is
periodontal (gum) disease. This disorder causes the bone that supports and retains the teeth to erode and disappear. Deprived of their support, teeth affected by gum disease are not properly held in place.

Because of the numerous possible reasons for tooth loss, an appropriate course of action would be to first seek a diagnostic session from a dentist so that the precise reason for tooth loss can be identified. From that information, the correct remedial action can be determined.

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