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I got a new retainer to fix a minor problem, wearing it 24/7, took it out to eat & noticed my tooth is loose, i've had my retainer for a month?
Orthodontist's help: Since you already are wearing braces, you have an orthodontist or dentist who is treating you with braces. During tooth movement, loose teeth are common, as supporting bone is constantly remodeling to accommodate the ever-changing tooth positions. If is however possible that some brackets are in a more traumatic position after tooth movement. Having your dentist check is the best way. ...Read more
My tooth is loose, believed caused by clenching jaw at night. I wear a retainer at night. Any solutions,advice?
My gums are swelled. Right at the bottom of my canine tooth and between it and my lateral incisor. It's making my tooth feel loose. Help?
Either: This is either from a traumatic injury or you have a food particle (like poppy seed, raspberry seed, etc) caught under the gum between those 2 teeth. If food, try floss then rinse with colgate peroxyl rinse. Swelling should go down within 24 hours, otherwise see your dentist to x-ray and evaluate. ...Read more
More info needed: We would need to know why the tooth was loose. Underlying peridontitis? Trauma? Non-vital nerve? Without this info, can't possibly tell why the tooth is loose. In general, dental problems do not resolve, they only get worse without treatment. It would be smart to have your husband evaluated by a local dentist. ...Read more
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