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My Tooth Is Loose
My kids permanent tooth is loose because a baby tooth next to the permanent tooth has a tooth growing in behind it, what should I do he is 13?
Get it checked: Real hard to answer without an exam and an x-ray. It's pretty unlikely that a baby tooth will displace a grownup tooth so maybe there is even an extra one in there! don't worry - bring him in to get it checked and see what's actually going on. 13 is a little delayed to be getting teeth anyway so an orthodontic check is probably in order. Best of luck to you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: You could have a form of periodontal disease. The bacteria that has progressed under your gums, causes a loss of attachment from the teeth and usually "pockets" form that the dentist will evaluate. And in some, they will notice that the gums feel "loose.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gum disease: Loose teeth in the mouth is a sure sign that periodontal disease has been active in the mouth for a while. If untreated the loose teeth are going to drop out of your mouth one at a time. The good news that that it is possible to stop the bacteria responsible for gum disease and to recover from having loose teeth. See your dentist for exam, x-rays and treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My dentist sewed my cheek to my gum during an upper wisdom tooth extraction. Now the gum is permanently fuse to my cheek. Is this normal?
Loose permanent tooth because baby tooth with permanent tooth growing in behind it is pushing it out. On 13 year old son.?
Orthodontics: This is a good time to see your orthodontist. As it sounds like your son may be a little behind schedule. Normally around 12 years of age is when the baby teeth should be exfoliated. The orthodontist can make a treatment plan that can help your son for life. Make sure that he has good brushing habits as this will greatly effect the results of any orthodontic appliance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time to fall out?: The age of 6 is about when the front teeth tend to loosen and fall out, as the permanent teeth work their way into the mouth and erupt. Whether that's the case and everything is normal or there is some specific problem, only a dentist who examines your daughter can determine. Have her dentist take a look to be sure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Keep if you Can: It's always best to keep natural teeth if you can. Nothing functions as well as the original equipment. That said, if the costs are more than you can manage or you have multiple needs and have to make choices, or the decay is excessive & the tooth cannot be repaired, there are multiple solutions for replacing a missing tooth. Your dentist should be able to guide you & help you make the best choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a dentist !: Gingival tissue that is separating from the tooth forming a pocket like that could be indicative of periodontal problems. The sooner you are examined and treated the sooner your problem will be arrested. You really can't do anything personally to correct periodontal defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes sure: If you are referring to the soft tissue sitting behind you second molar (last molar in the back) the third molars/wisdom teeth can go through periods of eruption and quiescence, and while trying to erupt can elevate the soft tissue physically and also due to inflammation and infection. You should have a consult with and oral and maxillofacial surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more
3 of my teeth got hurt after I bit a piece of rock.1 tooth is already lose(gum problm).My dentist shook it many times.Will that make the tooth loser?
Not permanently: Your dentist was checking the stability of your tooth and gums. In order to know how to treat it, your dentist needed to know if it was unstable. If your dentist found instability, he would have fixed that. He is not going to apply enough force to cause a stable tooth to become unstable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right wisdom tooth has been hurting when i eat. The tooth is still submerged under the gum though. Is removal appropriate?
No way to know: Without actually seeing you for a clinical exam and x-rays in order to determine the angle of the tooth, the extent of root formation and the amount of room available for it to erupt. Your own dentist can tell you whether or not it should be removed or left to erupt naturally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gum around my bottom left molar is loose. I can pull the gum away from the tooth a little. Is this bad?
6yr old tooth is loose very loose i'm afraid of her sleeping and swaallowing it should I pull it out?
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