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Montserrat
A 42-year-old male asked:

one of my teeth in my lower jaw was loosed for years and it finally fell out. what can be done to fill that big space in my mouth?

6 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Implant: Hi, see a specialist for dental implant.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Teeth don't just get loose and fall out unless you have gum/bone disease. This may have to be treated first before considering one of the many replacement solutions available.
Oct 30, 2014
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
You can have tooth: implant . See your dentist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Teeth don't just get loose and fall out unless you have gum/bone disease. This may have to be treated first before considering one of the many replacement solutions available.
Oct 30, 2014
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Implant: See a dentist for an exam and discuss your treatment options. In many cases the best way to replace a missing tooth is with an implant. A dentist can evaluate your mouth and re maiming teeth to see if this can work for you. Other options may be a bridge or a partial denture.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Teeth don't just get loose and fall out unless you have gum/bone disease. This may have to be treated first before considering one of the many replacement solutions available.
Oct 30, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Bone support: Teeth don't just fall out. Bone/gum support must be lost for this to happen. Often adjacent teeth also have support loss. If no bone, nothing to support implant or bridge/partial. How long has it been since your last Dental Exam? Please see Dentist for comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan rather than just a patch.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Implant and crown: If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root. The result is a tooth that looks and functions as close as possible to the one that you lost.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Teeth don't just get loose and fall out unless you have gum/bone disease. This may have to be treated first before considering one of the many replacement solutions available.
Oct 30, 2014
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Several Options: A fixed partial denture (bridge), removable partial denture ("plate") or an implant-retained crown can be used to replace missing teeth. Consult with your dentist regarding the best option for your situation.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Teeth don't just get loose and fall out unless you have gum/bone disease. This may have to be treated first before considering one of the many replacement solutions available.
Oct 30, 2014

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A 38-year-old female asked:

Ok i got my teeth pull and my jaw still what i want to know is my?

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Dr. Bruce Mulder
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Infection: If your tooth was abscessed prior to its removal, infection may remain in your jaw for several weeks. Antibiotics will help your body fight the infection & allow healing to occur.
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I want to be able to move my jaw. How can I numb my teeth to increase movement?

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See dentist: There is little you can do on your own. See a dentist that can diagnose your problem and offer appropriate treatment. To find a dentist in your area see your own dentist or a dentist listed under www.Aaop.Org or www.Aacfp.Org.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is it that makes me constantly clench my teeth/jaw?

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Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 42 years experience
Several reasons: Clenching your teeth can be referred too as grinding your teeth or bruxism. Clenching can be attributed to stress or malocclusion, certain medications and parkinson disease as well etc..... This can be corrected to a certain degree and you may need to wear an occlusal appliance. But you need to have a consultaiion with a TMJ specialist.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

My jaw really hurts and my teeth don't line up properly, my two front top teeth don't line up with my two bottom teeth. Could my jaw be dislocated?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
If sudden change: If this was due to a recent injury to your jaw then it might be dislocated. Another possible cause is a misalignment of your temporomandibular joints (tmj). In either case, this would be a sudden change to your bite as if something was suddenly wrong. Whatever the cause, it would be wise on your part to see a dentist asap to evaluate your teeth, occlusion and joints.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

Is it possible for your bottom jaw to come up higher than before because some front teeth have been grinded?

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yes : As the teeth wear down. The person will close down further and can develop problems with their jaw joint (tmj). Same problem with people who have no teeth and do not have replacements (dentures).

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