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A 42-year-old member asked:

Could a gum graft help stable a loose tooth?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 27 years experience
Very unlikely. : If the looseness of the tooth, or teeth, are due to loss of bone supports around them, I am afraid that's the gum graft would be the last thing that you would need. The reason behind the looseness of the tooth or teeth needs to be established first. Gum grafts are mainly geared toward repair or regeneration of the gum tissues around the recessed teeth. They will not repair the bone
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 45 years experience
Not likely: Unlikely. If a tooth is loose, it is probably severely periodontally diseased. The tooth probably needs to be extracted. If someone is recommending this, see an oral surgeon for second opinion.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Probably not: The looseness is due to bone loss, not the gum tissue. Gum grafting my re-establish attached gingiva, but will not bring back lost bone. You may want to consider a dental implant. Discuss with your dentist.

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A 34-year-old female asked:

Tooth never loose now loose after gum graft. why?

5 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Loose tooth: There is no way to know this without knowing your dental history, having a clinical exam, and seeing pre- and post-op x-rays. Contact your dentist and/or the dentist that placed the graft.
Last updated Apr 28, 2015

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