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How To Pull A Loose Tooth
See specialists: Your best course of action is to see a prosthodontist for evaluation of the bite forces and a periodontist to evaluate the tissue / bone remaining. Between these 2 specialists, you will receive expert assessment and guidance. Often, there is insufficient bone remaining for a good long-term prognosis, and an implant is the best option -- provided there is sufficient bone. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shaped: Not sure what you mean by shaped however in answer to both questions no it will not hurt as your dentist will make sure you are numb. You may feel pressure but you should not feel pain. ...Read more
Leave it alone: It is best to let a child lose his or her teeth naturally. Yanking a tooth out too early can cause problems such as bleeding, pain, and infection. Let the child wiggle the tooth around as he/she sees fit and it will fall out eventually. If the tooth is extremely loose, you may use a clean, damp piece of gauze and tug firmly. If it doesn't come out, leave it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Splint therapy : A special trauma splint that consists of weaved transparent fibers bonded onto the tooth and adjacent teeth is recommended. It is esthetic, cleans able and allows for normal function encouraging proper healing. Trauma specialists are experienced in treating these types of injuries. Radiographs (xrays) are necessary to rule out any type of root fracture, and to check the injured tooth's position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not DIY: Loose tooth means either tooth is infected/abscessed or there is bone loss/infected. There are many good reasons why tooth removal should be accomplished by a person with 10, 000+ hours of training! years of experience! and who has been examined and licensed to do the proceedure. Doing it yourself may be dangerous. Please call your dentist about both extraction and replacement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
By seeing your : Dentist, who is trained and qualified to remove teeth. Trying to take a tooth out yourself can lead to additional problems, infection, uncontrolled bleeding, etc -- not a good idea. Consider going to see a dentist or to a dental school which would be cheaper if finances are an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an impacted canine i wanted to do the surgery and get the chain thing to pull down the impacted tooth, hw long will it tke to grow?
Teamwork 6-8 month: Your orthodontist and oral surgeon can work together with with a combination of minor surgery to expose the tooth and an orthodontic bracket, to bring the tooth properly in alignment. Within 6-8 months, guided canine eruption may be achieved with sufficient attached gingiva. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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