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Tooth Feels Loose
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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
I wear braces & while playing basketball i bumped into another player & my front tooth was hit. Bracket is ok but the tooth feels loose. Advice?
Wait several days: During orthodontic movement the teeth are under stress and the periodontal ligament connection to the bone is at its least stable. Trauma will magnify this instability leading to a "loose" tooth. If the damage is reversible your tooth should "firm" up in a couple of days and there should be little or no lingering pain. If you have increasing pain and swelling then go see a dentist asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Tooth feels loose. It has never happen before. It started today after I drank lemon juice. Should I be worry?
Inflamed tissues: That tooth is loose because the tissues surrounding the tooth are inflamed , that is called periodontitis , reason could be traumatic like biting on something hard by accident . Or infectious line developing a pocket after gingivitis gone untreated. Have it examined by a dentist asap to treat and save your tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was at a concert last night and got hit in the mouth. One of my front tooth feels slightly loose and thier is some bruising around that area of the gum. Will this heal on its own?
See your dentist: Loose teeth, regardless of where they are in your mouth, are indicative of bone loss and periodontal disease. The mandibular incisors are the thinnest, shortest teeth in your mouth and are lost quite easily if they are not maintained and treated promptly. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more