Oral Care Glossary
Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.
Tooth mobility means that the tooth may be loose. The loose tooth or teeth could move from side to side in the socket (horizontal) or up and down (vertical). Loose teeth can be caused by gum disease and can make chewing food difficult. In some cases, a dentist or dental specialist may determine that the loose teeth need to be extracted.