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I have a loose adult tooth. Is it periodontitus or a cause of my retainer and natural tooth alignment?
Highly Unlikely: A guard which fits adequately & is worn only a few hours a day (or night) cannot move your teeth. However, an ill-fitting (non-professional) guard can move your teeth, especially if it's worn a significant amount of time. Guards which don't cover all your teeth in one arch or which don't have contact will all opposing teeth can cause some movement also if worn too much. Get a professional one. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Store bought : Store bought generic mouth guards might be better than nothing for protection in contact sports, but do not offer the best protection, nor are they as comfortable. Consider a dentist fabricated custom one as a significantly better alternative. For players who spend so much money and time in sports, the additional cost is well worth it. Even generic should not change alignment 4 amount of time worn. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I lost my a tooth about 3 years ago. My teeth alignment is unaffected till now. Is there any chance that my teeth may loose their alignment now?
Yes: Teeth continue to move throughout life. Not replacing an extracted posterior tooth is usually a template for posterior bite collapse. If an anterior tooth is lost expect eventual tipping and drifting. See your Dentist to evaluate the stability of your dentition and the treatment alternatives that are available. Unfortunately many people wait too long because movement is not obvious early-on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should i get braces are get the teeth pulld? I have one, seemingly issue with my teeth the tooth right next to my front tooth is crooked and out ofh alignment with the other teeth other than that one tooth the rest of my teeth are straighten and line up..
Just had tooth extraction for braces because the alignment isn't straight. Is this the right choice?
My jaw sometimes gets off alignment/locks when I eat or talk since wisdom tooth extraction 2 years ago. Starting to get painful and happen more often?
Go see an oral surg.: Sometimes following oral surgery like having wisdom teeth taken out it can cause a TMJ problem. Go to your dentist and perhaps they treat TMJ disorders or you get referred to an oral surgeon who might recommend an oral splint, physical therapy or some type of joint surgery. You might start out by first taking Ibuprofen 400mg 4 times a day to calm down your joint(S). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some details...: All decay is removed, weakened tooth structure is removed, medicated layers may be placed to protect deeper tooth structure, and the surface of the tooth is prepared for filling. Silver fillings have been used for many years. White fillings of plastic are also used and often replace the silver filling materials. If too much tooth structure is involved then a partial or full crown may be needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Could be........: I can't know for certain, but common causes of teeth eroding away in children of such a young age could be from caries, nursing bottle mouth syndrome or certain diets that erode away teeth. Common to certain areas of the world are betel nuts (areca nuts). It could any of these causes, a combination, or something else. See a general dentist or pedodontist for a diagnose and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, : Tooth grinding is very common and very unhealthy for your mouth and jaws. It can cause tooth destruction which in turn causes tooth loss; gum recession or damage to ligaments holding teeth causing tooth mobility and loss; muscle fatigue and pain, headaches, tooth pain, and joint problems. See a dentist about possibly starting splint therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
By seeing your : Dentist, who is trained and qualified to remove teeth. Trying to take a tooth out yourself can lead to additional problems, infection, uncontrolled bleeding, etc -- not a good idea. Consider going to see a dentist or to a dental school which would be cheaper if finances are an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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