Loose Teeth and Bite Problems

If you are experiencing a loose permanent tooth, it is important to see your dentist as soon as you can. Not only can loose teeth cause problems with eating and speaking, but they can cause you to lose your tooth permanently. The loss of permanent teeth has been linked to many problems, including causing problems with your bite. Additionally, problems with your bite, that is, how your top and bottom teeth come together when you close your mouth, can cause loose teeth, so there is a bit of a cycle happening that will require intervention from a dental professional.


More and more often we talk about the correlation between various kinds of pathologies affecting different organs of our body and problems related to the teeth. Indeed, what affects the oral cavity can influence the development of some pathologies in distant and unsuspected areas, therefore, apparently not related to dental problems. Dental disorders, therefore, can turn out to be one of the main triggering causes of numerous diseases, at least superficially unrelated to them.


Correlation between headaches and teeth


It is now known that diseases such as headache, neck pain, headaches, sleep disturbances, back pain and neck pain have been associated with the malfunction of the teeth or the temporomandibular joint. In the specific case of headache, this is a very frequent and highly recognizable dental problem: it is characterized by continuous nocturnal awakenings due to severe pain in the head or a pain in the temples or cheeks. There are many possible culprits behind a simple migraine such as toothache, tooth decay, cracked teeth or wisdom, all of which can stimulate the trigeminal nerve. This is a very important, very sensitive nerve that gives sensitivity to most of the face, including lips, teeth and gums. So it is clear that when a dental disease stimulates the nerve, it becomes irritated and triggers severe migraines.


Back pain that depends on the teeth


Pain affecting the back can also be closely related to dental disorders or to those that more generally affect the area of ​​the mouth or jaw. Although it seems inexplicable, the cause of frequent and unbearable back pain is often linked to a dental malocclusion. An imperfect alignment of the teeth between the two arches, precisely a malocclusion, can cause an incorrect distribution of forces during chewing. This error involves a whole series of overloads of some muscles and joints involved which are the main cause of severe back pain. This is due to the fact that imperfect occlusion of the teeth, perhaps also due to the conformation of the jaw, causes discomfort to the skull and postural decompensation. In these cases, it is good that a synergy is created between the specialists involved, i.e. the orthopedist and the dentist, so that the most suitable orthodontic treatment can be chosen to realign the dental arches, in order to facilitate the cooling down of the neck muscles and of the back.


Periodontitis and heart disease


Oral health and heart disease are interconnected due to bacterial overgrowth that starts in the mouth and is carried around the body through the bloodstream. So the source of the problem is the bacteria present within our oral cavity. When bacteria in the mouth have a chance to spread to the heart, they can attach themselves to any damaged areas of the heart and cause inflammation, leading to diseases such as endocarditis and, according to the American Heart Association, even very serious cardiovascular disorders. such as stroke and atherosclerosis are attributable to inflammation caused by oral bacteria. So if we want to protect the heart we must first think about the health of the mouth. It is important to recognize periodontitis in the first place, that is the inflammation of the gums caused by bacteria present in the dental plaque not adequately removed through oral hygiene. People with periodontitis have a higher risk of developing hypertension, a problem related to heart health, which can increase the chances of developing a heart attack or stroke. Therefore, patients suffering from periodontitis must take care of oral hygiene even more carefully because the association between the two phenomena is perfectly linear: the more severe the periodontitis, the more likely they are to develop hypertension.


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