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6 Facts That Get to the Root of Tooth Resorption


2. It Acts Like an Autoimmune Disease

A website called Simple Remedies explains that dental resorption occurs when your body perceives a foreign threat and attacks it—in this case, it happens to be a tooth. This is the same thing that occurs when you have an autoimmune disorder; your immune system turns against your own healthy cells.

In many cases, the tooth in question has been damaged, and “the damage can be so severe that the body starts to attack the healthy or intact tooth,” notes the source. This can cause the tooth to become loose as it weakens.

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