Loose Teeth

A loose tooth is a sign that the tooth is going to fall off, or there is some pathology associated with the tooth. The common causes of loose teeth are gum disease (gingivitis, periodontitis), pregnancy, tooth injury, diabetes, osteoporosis, etc. Depending on the cause, the treatment options include scaling and root planing, mouth rinses, bone graft surgery, and bite splints.

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Why are my teeth mobile even after maintaining good oral hygiene?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 68-years-old and have been maintaining my oral health top-notch. I brush twice daily, floss once daily, and even use a tongue scraper twice weekly. As dentists suggest, I also pay a visit to the dentist once every six months. They would advise me on scaling, and I have had many su...  Read Full »


Dr. Anurag Tripathi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Add some fiber-rich food to your diet and take much amount of vitamins. The most probable cause of your problem is bone loss. I would suggest you take a calcium supplement. Use type 1 collagen.  Read Full »

Can teeth move when pushed with tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel like my teeth are loose and moving in front. It looks like my tongue is pushing them forward. When I look in the mirror, I can notice that one of my teeth has shifted. I do not know what happened and I am really scared. I try to brush my teeth at least once a day. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The feeling of teeth moving forward might be due to the following: The eruption of the wisdom teeth - the force exerted by eruptingtooth pushes the rest of the teeth forward. Periodontitis - gum disease that causes migration of the teeth. Mouth breathing - breathin...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old kid's front upper teeth got hit by the edge of a door and became loose. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4-year-old kid's front upper teeth got hit by the edge of a door. The gum and the upper lip had swelling. But it is almost gone. There is little pain when touching the teeth and the gum. Today when I saw it, the teeth were slightly loose. My question is, if the teeth is slightly loose ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good morning. I hope you are well. Thank you for approaching icliniq. I saw your query. I will help you solve the issue. If the teeth become loose, then the teeth have to be extracted. There is no need to worry about it because the front teeth are the primary ...  Read Full »

Two of my teeth remain wobbly after having receding gums. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have receding gums, and they are sore as well. Two of the teeth are wobbly, and I am terrified they are going to fall out. I am only 19 years old. I brush and floss my teeth twice a day. I used to smoke. Since I have noticed my teeth issue, I quit smoking. Please help me. I am desperat...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your complaint, it looks like you have deep gum infection and it is causing loss of attachment of teeth to gums making them loose. As you are a smoker, it causes the gum health to deter even faster. When there is a recession, only home remedies will not be sufficie...  Read Full »

My mother lost all her teeth. Is there any possibility of fixing new teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 53 years old. Almost all her teeth have been fallen, and she feels difficult to chew. What best can be done? Is there is any possibility of fixing new teeth?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there are many ways to fix all of the teeth. First, a dentist has to check which all teeth are remaining in the mouth can be saved. Treat them with root canal treatment and then remove all other teeth, which do not have much strength and prone to fall out soon eno...  Read Full »

My premolar on the left lower jaw hurts after taking braces treatment. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,It has been five weeks since I got my braces on. During the second week, one of my premolar on my lower left jaw started to hurt in the morning. I cannot bite down as it hurts. It was loose, and it made some popping sensation when I press it or bite. I went in for an emergency and hoping m...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.When braces are put, and pressure is applied, it is normal to expect some mobility of teeth. It can happen with one or more teeth.Unless there is a previous pathology or treated tooth, it is not of much concern.The tooth might continue to be tender on biting. So, it is sugg...  Read Full »

Can periodontitis, once treated, reoccur?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. I had gum diseases two years back, which was treated. I last visited a dentist two years before, and after that, there was a lockdown. In the lockdown, I noticed that my front teeth are very slightly mobile. Initially, I could feel them with my tongue. After that, the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please be calm. There can be chances of periodontal infections characterized by mobility and bone loss. I suggest you: 1) Please share picture of the involved teeth for the proper diagnosis. 2) Get an OPG (orthopantomogram) done. I hope this was helpful.  Read Full »

What causes constant pain in the gums and teeth for years?

Query: Hello doctor,I had braces 7 to 8 years back. Afterward, I was told to wear plastic retainers nightly, which I did for five years. Over the last three or so, I have been experiencing nearly constant pain in my teeth and gums, particularly the front bottom row but elsewhere too, and some of my teeth w...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Albert Asham Abdelmalek

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.It seems to me that this has nothing to do with your previous orthodontic treatment, which you finished seven years ago and even discontinued your retainer's wear. You may check your wisdom teeth or have a look at your gums by a dental professional. Sometimes things happ...  Read Full »

Why are the gums lose around my teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. It feels like my front six teeth are clicking. I saw a bit of blood whilst brushing my teeth, so flossed more rigorous than usual and now I feel like they are moving. My gums look healthy and I swilled with salt water as it is supposed to be good for healing. 7 years ag...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should keep using salt water gargle as much as possible. Some mobility is common for a person who had braces in the past. Do not floss too much or too deep. Wisdom tooth eruption causes mobility all over the teeth due to its constant pushing forward. Do not worry too...  Read Full »

How to save my molar tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. A few days ago, I had a toothache on my molar teeth and have mobility when touched. I have a big hole in that tooth from my childhood. I guess the black circle is the vein of the tooth. I could not afford to get an implant tooth. I had pain in that tooth a year back...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is clear that this tooth is decayed with loss of large crown structure. The decay has also spread to the roots.  As you have mentioned, there is some mobility on touching the tooth and some...  Read Full »

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