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i have braces and my tooth is loose

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes: The bone is starting to remodel around the teeth due to the pressure, and that loosens them up a bit.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Perhaps: Teeth become somewhat loose during orthodontic treatment. That's how they are able to be moved. However, we cannot determine over the internet without ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
The : The fiberotomy is performed on your gingival tissue, not on your actual tooth, so it should not weaken your tooth structure.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
It should adhere: Are you saying you had a tooth removed for orthodontic reasons and the tooth next to the one that was extracted is loose? Are you wondering if the br ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Orthodontist!: Please call your orthodontist regarding the loose bracket. At the visit, have him/her evaluate your gingival tissues.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
I would think so: See an Orthodontist for a consultation to find out what can or cannot be done, cost and length of time required....and don't look for bargains.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
26 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, not much of a question, and not much of an answer... Periodontal disease smells! you have answered your question by describing exactly ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
You should be fine: Speak to your orthodontist regarding treatment to correct your relapse... in most cases reapplying orthodontic appliances should not be a problem.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
12 years experience Dentistry
Yes on retention: Even though your teeth are still straight, almost everyone's teeth move to the midline with age. They most likely will shift in the future. I person ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: As average time in braces is 18 months, you were in braces an inordinately long time. Teeth should not be loose. Were you treated by an Orthodontic ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Referred pain: With the braces, your teeth are moving all the time, especially closer to your orthodontic visits/adjustments. Unfortunately, the nerves that innervat ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Seek information: Talk to your orthodontist (hopefully you're seeing a specialist) about your concerns. Perhaps your malocclusion requires jaw surgery and/or tooth ext ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Can't tell: I would have to examine you to answer that question. From your description, however, it's possible that your problem may be resolvable with Orthodont ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
No: The space between your teeth was probably filled with dental plaque and calculus and when you removed it, the space became more apparent. Either that ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Mouthguard: Yes, teeth can move slightly over time and even slight differences in tooth position can result in a mouthguard or other dental appliance not fitting. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Most likely...: you had a"pretty significant" amount of calculus/tartar that filled the space due to lack or effective brushing, flossing, and proper time interval be ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dr. : Dr. Mcleod and i agree. The "antagonists" of the teeth that were extracted will slowly supererupt, which will change their relationship with the adjac ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maurice Lindly
37 years experience Dentistry
Not possible.: You can do nothing to cause your gums to "grow". Gingival tissue usually recedes with age at a slow rate. If you have experienced rapid recession some ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
34 years experience Dentistry
Improve your hygiene: Typically swollen tissues during braces is due to plaque/bacteria. Try using an interproximal brush to clean around and under brackets and wires befo ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
DENTAL visit: This is a question for a dentist.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Orthodontics can address all of your problems. It is a matter of severity of the problem, and possibly a maxillo-facial surgeon would be part of the t ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Baking soda: Is a gentle dentifrice that works very well, and you probably already have a box in your fridge! if that doesn't work, consider a professional cleani ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
28 years experience Dentistry
Good Care takes time: If you want to have an excellent result, many times it may take time. Many people can do "accelerated orthodontics" that may take approximately 6 mont ... Read More
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