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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.
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
Dentistry 21 years experience
Preexisting disease?: If you had preexisting periodontal disease in that location, the cleaning and preparing of the graft site could have caused a temporary loosening of the tissue, or you could have had a build up of calculus that had to be removed in order to do the graft, and that build up could have been keeping the tooth stable. I would ask your surgeon. :)
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 45 years experience
None: I can not think of anything about the procedure the would loosen the tooth. IF that was the only procedures performed. That said, I have two possibilities, one you are simply more aware of the tooth. two, the discomfort has caused you to grind on the tooth and loosen it. As the pain subsides the tooth will return to normal.
Dr. Mrugesh Dalal
Specializes in Dentistry
Traumatic bite: One of the reason why you needed a gum graft,because you had recession of gums on that tooth. This recession may have happened due to a traumatic bite on that tooth from opposing tooth,leading to loss of bone,that lead to gum recession.after a surgery, there can be an inflammation & pain.Traumatic bite can exaggerate the condition.You may need occlusal adjustment to balance the bite.infection ?
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Loose tooth: Usually means supporting bone loss which is often mirrored by tissue loss, thus the need for bone graft. Return to the General Dentist, Periodontist, or Oral Surgeon that did the graft for reevaluation.

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Could a gum graft help stable a loose tooth?

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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

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