Grinding or clenching your teeth can cause a wobbly tooth. It can weaken your ligaments that attach your teeth to the bone. A dentist can often strengthen these ligaments, thereby stabilizing the tooth, particularly if you have healthy gums. Clenching or grinding puts a lot of pressure on your teeth and could cause a loose tooth, particularly if you have an underlying problem like decay or infection.
Injury to the Teeth
Sustaining an injury from an accident or contact sports could cause a loose tooth. When teeth are healthy, they’re strong, but an impact from a car accident or blow to the face can cause damage to your teeth and the tissue surrounding, resulting in chipped or wobbly teeth.
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes your bones to become weak and porous. Because of this even a minor impact or bump can cause broken bones. Although osteoporosis usually affects the hips, spine and wrists, it can also cause damage to your jawbones that support your teeth. If the bones of your jaw become less dense, your teeth could become loose and fall out.
Treatment Options for a Wobbly Tooth in Adults
If you have a loose tooth, you have several treatment options, which will vary depending on the cause of your wobby tooth.
Pulling the Tooth
So, how to pull a loose molar? Let the dentist decide on that, rather than trying to do it yourself. In some cases, you don’t need to immediately see a dentist. The tooth could settle down on its own.
If after a couple days you still experience looseness, its time to call your dentist. If your tooth is very loose and feels like it’s about to fall out, make a dentist appointment right away. Time is a crucial factor in determining if your tooth can be saved or not.