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Loose adult tooth. How do I get it anchored down?

Loose adult tooth. How do I get it anchored down?

You need care: You need a periodontist to determine the cause of the problem and offer treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it possible to stabilize a "loose/unsteady" adult tooth or must it always get extracted?

Is it possible to stabilize a "loose/unsteady" adult tooth or must it always get extracted?

Depends...: ...On your long term dental health goals. With the advent of implant dentistry, extracting the tooth, prevents further deterioration of the supporting bone structures and may allow you a fighting chance to have the tooth replaced with an implant. A loose tooth will always be associated with inflammation of the complex assembly that supports the tooth in it's socket too. ...Read more

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I have to get one of my baby teeth pulled and the adult tooth brought down with a chain. Is that common?

I have to get one of my baby teeth pulled and the adult tooth brought down with a chain.  Is that common?

Yes: Unfortunately wisdom teeth are not the only teeth that can be impacted. The canine or cuspid tooth is also a tooth that is commonly impacted. The placement of a bracket with a chain on the tooth is referred to as bonding and ligation. Your dentist or orthodontist uses the chain to move the tooth from under the gums. ...Read more

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Can it hurt to get a tooth filed down?

Can it hurt to get a tooth filed down?

Yes and no: If minimal tooth structure is filed down, it does not hurt. As more and more enamel is taken off; more sensitivity occurs. ...Read more

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I have a loose adult tooth, help what can I do?

I have a loose adult tooth, help what can I do?

DDS: Signifies a serious problem. See your DDS ASAP for exam/x-rays/recommendations. ...Read more

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What can I do to get my tooth loose enough to pull?

By yourself ?: Don't bother... Extractions are not a diy project. An oral surgeon can extract the most stubborn tooth. ...Read more

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My front right adult tooth feels slightly loose. Should i be worried?

Absolutely: Adult teeth should not be loose at your age. You need to be evaluated to determine the cause and proper treatment to prevent tooth loss. ...Read more

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Can you get a bridge remade from original one if the anchor tooth is pulled?

No: The anchor tooth is critical for a bridge. But, there may be other options such as implants. See a dentist for a consultation ...Read more

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What is a good way to determine if the tooth that is loose a baby one or an adult one?

What is a good way to determine if the tooth that is loose a baby one or an adult one?

Hard to say..: .. Over the internet. How old is the child? Which tooth? Ask you can see, your question cannot be answered without this information. Have a local dentist examine the child and the loose tooth. ...Read more

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