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What causes loose teeth (tooth mobility) in women?

Women with periodontal disease could develop loose teeth. This occurs as the supporting structure of the gums gradually recedes and deteriorates. Known causes of loose teeth include the following:
  • Trauma, or getting hit in the mouth
  • Gum disease
  • Malocclusion, or a bite that does not line up properly
  • Teeth grinding, or bruxism
Loose teeth can be fixed by your dentist.

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