Loose Teeth & Bite Problems

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What Are Loose Teeth and Bite Problems?

Loose teeth are a clinical sign of multifactorial origin that shows a greater or lesser loss of the structures that provide support and retention to the teeth, in other words, the bone and ligament. It may be due to the accumulation of bacterial plaque and microorganisms in the gum, orthodontic treatments, and bite problems, among others. On the other hand, bite problems are caused by an irregularity in the contact between the teeth of the upper and lower arches, which is due to the misalignment of the teeth, so they do not fit properly.

What Causes Loose Teeth & Bite Problems?

Loose teeth are due to different factors such as:

Periodontal Disease

When there is an accumulation of plaque and dental calculus due to poor oral hygiene, the tissues that surround and protect the tooth become inflamed, and as the condition progresses, periodontal pockets are formed and deepen. These pockets are a reservoir of irritants and bacteria that produce the destruction of the surrounding tissue, so the teeth lose the structures that provide support and retention. Loose teeth are often a sign of advanced periodontal disease.

Parafunctional Habits

The habit of clenching or grinding teeth are known as bruxism can generate excessive pressure on the periodontal ligament. This excessive pressure weakens and deteriorates this dental support structure, resulting in occlusal trauma that leads to loss of insertion and consequently increased tooth mobility


Dental absences, crowding, dental migrations, premature contacts and bite problems can generate tensions that affect the periodontium, causing dental mobility.


Accidents, hits or traumas can produce dental mobility and in more serious situations the loss of the tooth.

Badly Adapted Dental Prosthesis

The use of badly adapted prostheses that exert excessive force on the teeth, as well as badly carried out orthodontic treatment can be the origin of dental mobility.

Malocclusion can be due to a discrepancy between the size of the upper and lower dental arches in relation to the size of the teeth. It can also be the result of differences between the shapes of both jaws, skeletal alterations, digital suction habits in children, etc.

Who We Are

Coquitlam Dental Group is formed by a team of highly trained professionals committed to offering their patients dental services characterized by the highest quality, with the latest technology, using the best materials and updated procedures. For us, our doctor-patient relationship is of great value. In Coquitlam Dental Group we extend our services for all family members, we have periodontal therapy service, pediatric dentistry, surgery, root canal treatment, cosmetic dentistry, implants and many more. Everything under protocols of care of the highest standards. Our priority is your oral health, well-being and comfort.

Why Choose Our Periodontal Therapy?

Because at Coquitlam Dental Group we have specialized personnel in the service of periodontal therapy that will ensure you get the most complete and personalized treatment for your Loose teeth and bite problems. We also have instruments and advanced technology to facilitate the operative process. Our goal is always to provide an excellent service in which our patients obtain the best results and see their oral health restored. For which in the Coquitlam Dental Group we make sure that our specialists have the highest levels of accreditation. In addition, we believe that the quality of care begins with a good treatment for our patients, attending to their requests and clarifying their doubts.

Periodontal Therapy Candidates

Those patients where there is evidence of dental mobility and bite problems (crowding, premature contact, a discrepancy in contact between arches, etc.) People who suffer from periodontal disease or have parafunctional habits such as bruxism and those who show discomfort or painful symptoms due to dental mobility.

What Can We Do

Tooth Cleaning

In order to avoid the advance of the condition, the first thing to do is to eliminate the factor that produces it. This is achieved by means of gastrectomy and scaling of the root surfaces to remove accumulated plaque and calculus. Likewise, it is necessary for the patient to perform an adequate brushing and oral hygiene technique at home, in order to improve the condition of their gums and structures that support the tooth.

Bite Problems

In relation to the alterations in the contact between the dental arches, the treatment is determined according to the cause of the problem. Occlusal adjustments and selective drilling may be necessary to eliminate premature tooth contact, the replacement of defective or overflowing restorations, and thus the distribution of forces during chewing is more uniform. In other cases, it may be necessary to use an orthodontic appliance.


If the patient has the habit of consciously or unconsciously clenching or grinding the teeth, the use of a mouth guard while sleeping is the treatment of choice. This avoids overloading the dental structures and supporting tissues, as there is an adequate distribution of forces. It also ensures that there is a stability between tooth contacts at the time of closure.


Improved Tooth Mobility

After deep dental cleaning has been performed, the inflammation and the accumulation of bacteria and irritants that produce the degeneration of the support tissues are diminished or disappears completely. This favours the progressive degeneration of the tissues and consequently decreases dental mobility and the discomfort that this can cause.

Proper Distribution of Forces

When performing therapies that have the purpose of eliminating premature contact between arches or achieving stability and adequate gearing of the bite (as is the case with orthodontics), the correct distribution of occlusal forces is achieved, thus eliminating overloads or tensions in localized areas of the periodontium.

Tooth Structure Protection

By using a mouth guard for sleeping, one avoids that the involuntary friction or clenching of the teeth due to bruxism continues to deteriorate the tooth structure. This prevents the loss of enamel or dentin and therefore reduces the sensitivity or discomfort that accompanies it. This also allows us to maintain the chewing function, the facial vertical dimension, among other aspects.

Why Deal With Us

In Coquitlam Dental Group we have the best dental care professionals to attend patients with dental mobility and bite problems since we are formed by the most complete team of highly accredited specialists. In addition, we provide our patients with updated treatments and high technology instruments and equipment. Our priority is the welfare and comfort of the patient as well as meet their expectations and needs.

Final Words

Loose teeth and bite problems are closely related, as the former is often a consequence of the latter. Loose Teeth can cause discomfort when chewing and if the trigger element continues to progress, it can lead to the loss of the compromised tooth structure. Bite problems have a multifactorial etiology and their treatment is based on their factor of origin, with procedures such as occlusal adjustment or orthodontic treatment being indicated.

You can book your appointment now at https://coquitlamdentalgroup.ca/. You can also reach us at Phone: (604) 931-3133, Email: info@coquitlamdentalgroup.ca or you can find our office at 655 North Rd #101, Coquitlam, BC V3J 1P5, Canada.

If you feel that your teeth are loose and this generates pain and difficulty in chewing the best thing you can do is visit us at Coquitlam Dental Group so that our specialists can determine which treatment is best suited to your needs and thus restore your oral health.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Types of Dental Mobility?

There are 3 grades of non-physiological dental mobility: Grade 1: Horizontal displacement of 0.2 to 1mm. Grade 2: Horizontal displacement greater than 1mm. Grade 3: Horizontal and vertical displacement of the tooth

What are the Consequences of Malocclusion?

Excessive wear of enamel and dentin, fractures of teeth or dental restorations. Discomfort in the area of the temporomandibular joint and masticatory muscles due to excessive forces and tensions resulting from premature contacts. Occlusal trauma. Increased risk of caries and periodontal disease as crowding makes it difficult to properly remove irritants and food debris during brushing.

What are the Types of Malocclusions?

Open bite, there is no contact between the upper and lower teeth so there is considerable space between them. Crossbites, in which the jawbone bites outside the maxilla, in other words, it protrudes. The overbite occurs when the upper teeth hide the lower ones excessively, while the underbite is the opposite, with the lower teeth protruding over the upper ones. The dental protrusion, the teeth (generally the maxillary incisors) are inclined forward and outward. In contrast, dental retrusion is when the teeth are inclined towards the inside of the oral cavity. Crowding is caused by a lack of space in the dental arch, and the teeth are seen to be leaning, lying on top of each other, without respecting normal alignment.

How is Dental Mobility Diagnosed?

There are two methods to diagnose it: Manual evaluation with the handle of two dental instruments, where one is placed on the buccal or vestibular side of the tooth and the other on the palatal/lingual side and a swinging movement is made to one side and the other. And the mechanical evaluation is performed by means of electronic devices that measure the resistance of the periodontium.

Is Orthodontics the Only Treatment for Dental Malocclusion?

No, in some patients who present skeletal alterations it is necessary to perform maxillofacial surgery (called orthognathic) that accompanies orthodontic treatment, in order to modify the position of the maxillary bones.

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