A loose tooth is an obvious cause for concern but sometimes loose teeth will correct themselves. However, always consult a dentist if this happens.
The reasons why teeth become loose can include:
– Gum disease also called periodontitis can weaken gums and jaw bone.
– Increased estrogen and progesterone levels during pregnancy can affect bone and tissue in the mouth.
– The bone disease osteoporosis usually affects the wrists, hips and spine but can also damage the jawbone
Probably the most common reason for loose teeth is “impact from a blow to the face” which may occur during play, in an accident or while playing sports.
More details about loose teeth can be found at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322028.php
Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)
BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England
Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.
Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.
Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.
He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.