According to MedlinePlus, loose teeth in adults are primarily related to periodontitis, or an infection or inflammation of the gums, that is left untreated. The inflammation then spreads to the ligaments and bones that h... More »

Dentists can sometimes save an adult tooth that becomes loose from trauma using a procedure known as splinting, explains Advanced Dental Care of Austin. Teeth that are loose due to gum disease require treatments such as ... More »

There are ways to strengthen a tooth as an adult, such as practicing proper tooth care, but once it is loose, it must receive structural support, or the dentist may pull it, according to MedlinePlus. The teeth often beco... More »

Pyria gum disease, also known as periodontitis, causes the gums to retreat from the teeth and form empty pockets. Periodontal disease can cause gums to appear red, swollen and receding, according to the National Institut... More » Health Dental

Nerve pain in teeth has many causes, including inflamed sinuses, gum disease, cracked teeth, cavities, exposed roots, and inflammation or infection in the pulp of a tooth, states Dear Doctor. In severe cases infection sp... More »

Gingivitis and periodontitis can cause pain and redness in the gums, reports MedicineNet. The hormonal changes that take place during pregnancy also can make guns more sensitive, leading to some soreness. Abscesses and c... More » Health Dental

To avoid common gum problems such as gingivitis and periodontitis dentists recommend brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice daily, using an interdental cleaning tool such as floss to clean the middle areas of the teeth ... More » Health Dental