Dentist Questions Loss of teeth

I have tooth loss at the age of 34. Is it normal?

My tooth had just fallen out, naturally, at the age of 34. (Naturally meaning that I didn't do anything for it to fall it). Is this normal, or should I be really concerned?

7 Answers


I am sorry to hear this. My question is, is this a "baby" tooth that fell out, or an adult tooth with root and all? I ask because sometimes baby teeth are retained and then fall out much later in life. If this tooth is an adult tooth although, I would not say this is normal. I would recommend a dental check-up to see what is the reason that it came out, such as a severe gum infection that caused this tooth to get loose and fall out naturally.
34 is a little younger than the average age for losing a tooth, but it can happen to people of any age, even much younger. What is more important to focus on is to figure out why the tooth fell out and to prevent it from happening to other teeth.
It is not normal for your tooth to just fall out on its own. Often times this is a secondary effect of bone loss due to periodontal disease. I would visit a dentist for a full mouth evaluation for diagnosis and treatment plan formation to save as many teeth as possible. Often times if you lose one this way many are on their way.
Definitely be concerned and see a periodontist immediately. You do not want to lose all your teeth by age 40.
Normally, teeth do not fall out without a reason. Some possible explanations why it might have fallen out include: periodontal disease (tooth got loose because lack of bone support), only the top portion (coronal) of the tooth broke off, but the root is still under the gums. There are other possibilities, but either way, you would want to follow up with a dentist to find out the cause.
Teeth should not randomly fall out. You may have a condition called Periodontal disease. It's a condition where the bone that your teeth are connected to begins to shrink away due to a bacterial infection. If you have not been to a dentist in the last 6 months you should schedule an appointment and be screened for periodontal disease. There is a relationship between the bacteria in your mouth and your systemic health. This is potentially a big deal.
It is not normal. Please see your dentist.