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Tighten Tooth Loose
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 more
Teeth that are loose as a result of periodontal disease may tighten up again once they are treated by periodontal therapy. This may involve deep cleaning, surgery, and splinting the teeth.
It mostly depends on the amount of bone loss.
What is most important is follow-up care with the periodontist, and by yourself at home. ...Read more
Cause?: If loose because of trauma, perhaps. If loose because of infection (abscess or gum disease), perhaps temporarily but only temporarily. You can't fix loose permanent teeth yourself. Gargling with crazy glue or tying them together won't work. Please see your dentist asap. 'referral to a periodontist may be in order. ...Read more
I accidentally hit the same tooth a few times really hard. It's been a couple of months and it's still loose. Is there anyway to get it to tighten up?
Loose tooth: See a dentist. An exam with X-ray will be able to answer your concern. It is impossible to answer this without seeing your tooth. ...Read more
That depends: That depends on why the tooth is loose. If the tooth is recovering from a minor trauma then the answer is yes. If youhave periodontal disease and bone loss around the tooth or if the tooth has had a major trauma then the answer is no. No matter the cause loose permanent teeth should be examined by a dentist. ...Read more
A loose tooth is telling you something is wrong, something is not healthy. Teeth that are healthy don't wobble. And unhealthy teeth and gums don't magically heal by themselves.
See a dentist in your town for a consult. ...Read more
2 - 4 weeks: It depends on the degree of trauma. Most loose teeth require a splint to be placed for only 2 weeks. If the trauma is more severe, such as a fracture near the neck of the tooth or a severe intrusion, it may require splinting for 4 weeks and up to 4 months. It is important to seek dental care as soon as possible following a traumatic event to minimize further damage to the tooth. ...Read more
I took a bite of a piece of pizza crust that was harder than I thought and now my tooth is a little loose and hurts. Will it tighten back up?
Tooth: It depends, at 16 do you have or recently had braces, as teeth usually are a little looser after. Avoid the area, use different parts of mouth, cut up your food. If you slightly loosened the tooth, and nothing else is wrong it should tighten up on its own. If it gets worse, as in not better within 2 weeks, by all means get to a dentist. ...Read more
Injured teeth may seem loose because they're cracked (split into 2pieces) and often require extraction.
If your dds said the tooth is intact, then soft diet and possibly having your dentist temporarily splint (attach the loose tooth to neighboring tight teeth) can aid in the tightening of your tooth. Time is variable from a few weeks to several months. ...Read more
Typically: Will tighten up in about two weeks again depending on periodontal status. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I knocked my tooth loose opening the microwave. There is no sign of blood. Will it tighten up on its own?
Usually: As long as your tooth was previously healthy you probably are fine. I would recommend an appointment with a dentist to ensure you didn't do any damage. ...Read more
I hit my front tooth, it's aligned but loose, got x-ray, dentist said to wait 6weeks before he will know anything, will it tighten on it's own?
Loose tooth: Hitting the tooth and loosening it is not uncommon. Generally if allowed to stay in position and without further trauma you should be fine. Follow-up with your dentist and do as instructed. Remember the front teeth are incisors and designed to bite off things. This is something you should avoid for now. Let it rest ...Read more
Put retainer in after one month of not wearing, feels tight and made one of my teeth loose. Will that tooth tighten back up?
See orthodontist: Your teeth should not be loose at your age. See your orthodontist asap about this. The orthodontist knows you and your teeth and will be the best one to answer your question. Be honest about how much you have been wearing your retainer. It will help them know why your tooth is loose if they have all the information. ...Read more
My 2 yr old fell and knocked two front teeth loose still has a lot of bone and root just broke one root off tooth will tighten up how long?
Immediate attention: This situation is very serious situation that should be immediately addressed by a pediatric dentist. There are so many variables that could adversely effect your 2year old's health, you need to act. Also, your child's permanent teeth need to be evaluated thru imaging to assure they are healthy. And finally, you should see if your child's appearance can be restored for their self esteem. ...Read more
I was hit in mouth almost 2 weeks ago. My tooth is slightly loose lower front. It does not hurt how long to tighten up. I don't have money for dentist?
Difficult to say...: It really depends on how much damage was done to the underlying bone. In addition, if you are now hitting the tooth traumatically when you bite down, you may be preventing the bone from healing. It would be wise to budget dental care into your expenses, since failure to treat correctly can result in the loss of the tooth. All the best.... ...Read more
The tooth next to my dental implant is loose and clicking and there is gum recession. My dentist said that it will tighten back up. Second opinions?
Depends on cause: It really depends on a number of different factors, including how much bone has been lost, if any. Teeth suffering from periodontal disease and bone loss can tighten up somewhat after therapy but still have a guarded prognosis. If too much bone is gone they are hopeless. ...Read more
Braces are designed: To correct the orientation of teeth. Loose teeth are the result of malocclusion or periodontal disease typically. If the teeth are loose prior to orthodontics due to bone loss, they will be loose following treatment, and can be splinted to decrease the mobility. In some cases if the malocclusion is corrected and there is no advanced periodontal disease, the mobility will eventually disappear. ...Read more
Call dentist: Not a diy project. Loose teeth are usually indicative of a periodontal problem, and you are not prepared to treat this yourself. Leaving it alone can result in the loss of the tooth. Make the call today for a consultation. ...Read more
My teeth feel loose after a deep cleaning. Will they tighten up on their own or should I have a procedure done?
I bit something hard and one of my front teeth felt a very tiny bit loose for a day or 2, now my whole front row of teeth feel tight+sensitive?? Why?
Trauma: Yu may have traumatized the area, doing damage to the tooth, the ligament that holds the tooth into the bone, or the bone itself. Depending on many circumstances this may require care. See hour Dentist for an examination and x-rays to establish a baseline and to determine if intervention is required. ...Read more
Yes: Loose teeth may "tighten back up" but is dependent upon several factors including but not limited to; the severity of your periodontal disease; habits such as "teeth grinding", smoking etc. Heredity and/or environmental influences are also considered. Visit your dentist and discuss the prognosis of each tooth and explore options for meeting your goal of maximum tooth retention. ...Read more
I have loose teeth due to age and gum disease? How do I make the teeth not loose, but tight again?
It's not age: It is gum disease - so aggressively treating the gum disease will help your teeth tighten up. Also, if you clench or grind your teeth during sleep, they can be loosened up - so you may benefit from a proper nightguard. At last resort, the teeth can be tied together by a skilled dentist so they reinforce each other. ...Read more