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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for a loose tooth to tighten up on its own?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
That depends: That depends on why the tooth is loose. If the tooth is recovering from a minor trauma then the answer is yes. If youhave periodontal disease and bone loss around the tooth or if the tooth has had a major trauma then the answer is no. No matter the cause loose permanent teeth should be examined by a dentist.
Dr. Jaspreet Dheri
Dentistry 4 years experience
Depends: Depends on the cause of why it is loose. See your dentist to help determine the cause and if any treatment is needed to help you.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

My tooth is loose! is there any way to tighten them?

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Dr. Mahesh Patel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Maybe: Adjusting your bite may help if the bite is causing the problem. If the tooth is slightly loose it can be splinted to the neighboring teeth. If you have a lot of bone loss around the tooth, it will probably need an extraction.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Will a loose tooth tighten up even if you don't do anything?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Probably not: A loose tooth is telling you something is wrong, something is not healthy.. Teeth that are healthy don't wobble. And unhealthy teeth and gums don't magically heal by themselves. See a dentist in your town for a consult.
A 41-year-old member asked:

My front permanet tooth is loose. Is there anything i can do to tighten it?

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Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Maybe: Without more details it is hard to tell. If the root is fractured or you have lost the bone supporting the tooth there is nothing to be done. But if the tooth has been knocked loose it may tighten on it's own but should be followed and evaluated by a dentist.

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