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

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

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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

That's good: That means your teeth are moving into position. Once they are where they belong the retainer worn 24/7 will help them stabilize. If you're concerned, see your Orthodontic Specialist to check the treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have braces my tooth feel loose?

Needing expert help. I have braces my tooth feel loose?

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

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My tooth is loose, afraid I have bone loss. Is that ageing?

My tooth is loose, afraid I have bone loss. Is that ageing?

Could be: Could be, but not necessarily. Could be related to dental disease. Your dentist could tell you if tooth loss secondary to dental disease or if there is concern for bone mineral density loss being the cause. ...Read more

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My tooth is loose, believed caused by clenching jaw at night. I wear a retainer at night. Any solutions,advice?

My tooth is loose, believed caused by clenching jaw at night. I wear a retainer at night. Any solutions,advice?

Occlusal Trauma: Traumatic occlusion is mostly treated by a periodontal evaluation and a procedure called occlusal equilibration to achieve balance and proper alignment. See your dentist/orthodontist for eval. ...Read more

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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?

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

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

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 husband's tooth is loose a little tiny bit. Will it fall out or recover if we leave it alone?

My husband's tooth is loose a little tiny bit. Will it fall out or recover if we leave it alone?

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