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How can i tighten a tooth that is loose from bone loss caused by a periodontal abcess?

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Loose tooth: Teeth that are loose as a result of periodontal disease may tighten up again once they are treated by periodontal therapy. This may involve deep cleaning, surgery, and splinting the teeth. It mostly depends on the amount of bone loss. What is most important is follow-up care with the periodontist, and by yourself at home.

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