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Loose tooth


Causes:

1. Direct trauma

2. Deciduous tooth being shed naturally.

3. Acute infection

4. Chronic gum disease.


Treatment:

1. Trauma: Splinting; antibiotics.

2. Deciduous tooth: Extraction.

3. Infection: Antibiotics; extraction.

4. Gum disease: Antibiotics; disinfectant mouthwash; plaque removal, improved oral hygiene; improved diet; stopping smoking.