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Teeth that move in their places when you chew with them or apply pressure with your finger are becoming loose. Usually, teeth become shaky or mobile over a long period of dental health neglect. If your tooth starts shaking suddenly and painfully over a couple of days, it is more likely an infection in the roots. 
What are loose teeth? 
Teeth become shaky or mobile over a long period of dental health neglect. Tartar deposition leads to gum disease, when you may have bleeding from gums or bad breath. Prolonged gum disease starts to destroy the bone holding the teeth in their place. At this time, you may find teeth becoming more sensitive and food getting stuck in spaces between teeth. As the bone loss and destruction continues, teeth become loose in their sockets. 
Why are my teeth shaky? 
The most common teeth that show show such mobility are the lower front teeth. These teeth can be splinted together with wires and splinting materials designed specifically for this purpose. Gum treatments would be required to clean the unhealthy gums. In some cases, artificial bone materials can be placed where bone has been destroyed. The success of all these treatments is better if undertaken in the early stages of disease progression. Otherwise, the teeth may need to be removed and replaced with artificial substitutes. 
What is the solution? 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  1. Will the mobility of teeth lessen with gum treatments? - Immediately after gum treatments, the mobility may actually increase. This is because the unhealthy tartar formed gradually over the years is holding the space between the teeth and gums. When this tartar is removed, it will take a while for the gums to get hold of the teeth again. But gradually, the mobility decreases. If the teeth are splinted or a bone graft is placed, you will notice immediate decrease in the mobility.  
  2. Is it better to remove the shaky tooth or save it with gum treatments? - This is one of the most frequently asked question to us, and the answer to this is a subject of much deliberation in every such case. There is no one rule answer for this question, and it requires a thorough discussion with your dental specialist about the advantages of retaining natural teeth, the drawbacks of retaining diseased natural teeth, and the expected success of the gum treatment advised. 
  3. Can the teeth be shaky or mobile even though there are no tartar deposits? Sometimes undue pressure on biting on one or more teeth can be an additional cause of loose teeth. In such cases, it needs to be assessed why there is excessive force on the particular tooth and the bite is adjusted accordingly.