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How can I tighten a tooth that is loose from bone loss?

How can I tighten a tooth that is loose from bone loss?

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

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How can I tighten a tooth that is loose from bone loss caused by a periodontal abcess?

How can I tighten a tooth that is loose from bone loss caused by a periodontal abcess?

Loose tooth: 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

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Will a loose permenent tooth tighten up on its own?

Will a loose permenent tooth tighten up on its own?

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

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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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My front permanet tooth is loose. Is there anything I can do to tighten it?

My front permanet tooth is loose. Is there anything I can do to tighten it?

Of course: See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment options. Tooth decay and gum disease must be treated to stop further deterioration. ...Read more

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My front tooth is also very loose. What can I do to tighten it or keep it from falling out?

My front tooth is also very loose. What can I do to tighten it or keep it from falling out?

Not much: See a dentist for an evaluation. You may have severe gum disease which caused the tooth to be very loose. Sometimes the crown of the tooth may be loose but the root is solid. Have your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it possible for a loose tooth to tighten up on its own?

Is it possible for a loose tooth to tighten up on its own?

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

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Will a loose tooth tighten up even if you don't do anything?

Will a loose tooth tighten up even if you don't do anything?

Probably not: 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

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When a tooth is loose due to trauma, how long does it take for it to tighten up?

When a tooth is loose due to trauma, how long does it take for it to tighten up?

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

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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?

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

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How long does it take a loose tooth caused by trauma to tighten?

How long does it take a loose tooth caused by trauma to tighten?

Depends: 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

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How long does it take a loose tooth next to an extraction to tighten up?

How long does it take a loose tooth next to an extraction to tighten up?

Typically: Will tighten up in about two weeks again depending on periodontal status. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Put retainer in after one month of not wearing, feels tight and made one of my teeth loose. Will that tooth tighten back up?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

More info needed...: Radiographs, history of implant placement and periodontal status, as well as the reason your dentist feels the tooth is loose. If you want a meaningful second opinion, see a periodontist in your community for a consultation. ...Read more

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If your teeth are loose can they tighten again?

If your teeth are loose can they tighten again?

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

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Top front two teeth are loose. How do I tighten them up?

Dental Visit: It needs to be determined why they are loose. This will be done at a local dentist's office together with an examination and radiographs. It may be something as simple as adjusting your bite, or it may be more complex like periodontitis. Can't tell over the internet. ...Read more

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My left side teeth slightly loose after cleaning done... Is it will tighten back up?

My left side teeth slightly loose after cleaning done... Is it will tighten back up?

Loose teeth: Indicate s bone loss. This is a progressive problem that may require intervention. Best to check with a specialist Periodontist, a gum/bone expert. ...Read more

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What do braces tighten loose teeth?

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

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Why are my front teeth loose? How can I tighten them?

Why are my front teeth loose? How can I tighten them?

Check your bite: It may be the way your teeth come together or you grind your teeth in your sleep and have no idea you are doing it. It's easy for your dentist to check for things like that. ...Read more

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One of my front teeth is kind of loose. How can I tighten it up?

One of my front teeth is kind of loose. How can I tighten it up?

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

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Will wearing my retainer all the time help tighten my loose teeth or make them worse?

Will wearing my retainer all the time help tighten my loose teeth or make them worse?

Probably help: It depends upon why your teeth are loose. Wearing your retainer all the time will not make the condition worse, and may make it better. ...Read more

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My teeth feel loose after a deep cleaning. Will they tighten up on their own or should I have a procedure done?

My teeth feel loose after a deep cleaning. Will they tighten up on their own or should I have a procedure done?

Within normal limits: Though somewhat normal, this may be lessened by more frequent flossing BETWEEN cleanings. You likely have some gingivitis occurring. ...Read more

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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

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If teeth are loose due to periodontal disease, is it possible for the teeth to tighten back up?

If teeth are loose due to periodontal disease, is it possible for the teeth to tighten back up?

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

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I have loose teeth due to age and gum disease? How do I make the teeth not loose, but tight again?

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

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