A 42-year-old member asked:
what do you do for a loose front permanent tooth on an eight year old?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jake Richards answered
11 years experience Dentistry
Trauma?: Did they hit it? If so go see a dentist. When a toot first comes in the bone has been changing and the tooth has not fully stabilized yet (like braces) and so it takes a little time for it to firm up. If just slightly loose then watch it, if concerned call dentist.
Answered on Feb 6, 2013
Dr. Jay Kansal answered
13 years experience Dentistry
Dentist: You really need to go into a dentist to find out why the tooth is loose. Was there some type of trauma to the tooth (this is the most common cause of a loose perm tooth on a child). There could also be an abscess causing it to be loose, or it might be a baby tooth!
Answered on May 5, 2016
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