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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?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stephen Carstensen
Dr. Stephen Carstensen
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Dr. Paul Diamond
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not likely

Not likely if tissue is deteriorated. Need to see dentist first.

In brief: Not likely

Not likely if tissue is deteriorated. Need to see dentist first.
Dr. Paul Diamond
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry

In brief: See our dentist

If your teeth are loose, this is a sign that you have advanced gum disease.
Your can't fix that at home. Your dentist will need to take xrays to determine your current status, and discuss your options. Sometimes it is as simple as better brushing, sometimes it is deep cleaning, sometimes it is gum surgery, and sometimes it is too late--extractions are the only option. See your dentist soon!

In brief: See our dentist

If your teeth are loose, this is a sign that you have advanced gum disease.
Your can't fix that at home. Your dentist will need to take xrays to determine your current status, and discuss your options. Sometimes it is as simple as better brushing, sometimes it is deep cleaning, sometimes it is gum surgery, and sometimes it is too late--extractions are the only option. See your dentist soon!
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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