Usually, healthy teeth are firmly anchored and do not come loose. To keep your periodontium healthy and intact, good dental hygiene is an important prerequisite. Removing plaque regularly and thoroughly is thus important to prevent your teeth from coming loose.
If plaque is not regularly and thoroughly removed, bacteria may colonize the jaw, destroy tissues and may finally cause diseases of the periodontium (periodontitis). Left untreated, the disease may, in the worst case, result in tooth loss.
Many adults suffer from periodontitis during their lives, many without initially knowing it. Swollen, reddened or bleeding gums may be the first signs of an early stage of periodontitis. If you are noticing anything unusual, seek an individual consultation with your dentist.