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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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I am anxious about a feeling that my two upper teeth have become loose as my tongue keeps pushing them. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,Two months ago, I felt my upper front teeth clicking on, pushing my tongue against them. It generally happens when I eat, but not all the time. After a few days, this feeling resolved, and the symptoms reappeared two weeks ago. My last dental cleaning was three months ago, I was informe...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. When we sleep at night sometimes constantly push our teeth with our tongue. You mentioned pockets, but as you have good oral health, it is nothing but a feeling of loosening teeth. The mouth feels larger and w...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from swelling in my gums and my speech also changed. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had issues with my gums swelling. I have lost weight in a relatively short time. Three weeks ago, after my last dental visit, my gum swelling worsened to the point where my speech pattern changed, and I could not bite into anything because my front teeth felt loose. I went to urgen...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhargav Reddy Gutha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As you are using clear aligners, they might have caused impingement and trauma to the gingiva of teeth bearing in the said region due to ill-fitting trays, which may have caused loose teeth—clinical review for proper fit of these clear alig...  Read Full »

I noticed mild loosening of right upper first molar tooth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on orthodontic braces treatment for the past three years and consulted you a couple of times before. I have an impacted lower first premolar of the left side. My left upper and lower wisdom teeth have been extracted, but I have intact upper and lower wisdom teeth on the rig...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Some wobbling or gentle movement on certain teeth can sometimes be expected during orthodontic treatment. However, the red patch on your mucosa or gums needs to be explained (attachment removed to protect patients identity). I need a few answers before we proceed fur...  Read Full »

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 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 »

Swollen gums causing dislocation of teeth. What can be done?

Query: Hi doctor,I have developed swollen gums from about six months and four months ago, my front gums were also swollen. During the course of two to three days, my front teeth began to develop a gap. Within a weeks time, one of the teeth became loose and more dislocated. My nearby dentist suggested me to...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is midline pathological diastema, that means there was either an aggressive infection or the formation of a cyst (midline palatal cyst) that cause the gap. This can also happen due to...  Read Full »

Will using electric toothbrush make teeth even looser?

Query: Hey doctor, I have bought an electric toothbrush because a dental hygienist said he would recommend it as I have gum disease. The bleeding has stopped tremendously after regular brushing and help from the dental hygiene. My question is, because I have a few loose teeth at the bottom, will using an ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, it will because it does not have the same control as your hand will do. Not till you keep it as controlled as possible but it is a mechanical device. It can make your teeth more mobile if the tooth mobility is more than grade one (that means you have a slightly loo...  Read Full »

I had deep teeth cleaning and fillings done, but now one of the filled teeth has become sensitive and feels loose. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. A few days ago, I underwent a deep teeth cleaning procedure and had fillings placed in some of my teeth. Today, one of the teeth with a filling has started to hurt, and it feels as though it may become loose or fall out. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello.Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. If the tooth that has been filled is causing pain, it is possible that the tooth has a deep cavity that has led to an infection in the pulp. In this case, it may be necessary to undergo root canal treatment in order to save...  Read Full »

My partner fears the dentist would pull out all his teeth. Are his concerns valid?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner has type-2 diabetes and has lost several teeth. I am trying to talk him into a dentist visit, not necessarily to walk out with implants or dentures, but to just get an exam and a cleaning done. He believes that the few teeth he does have left will not survive even something ...  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? First of all, do not worry. Maybe he is afraid of dental visits because of previous experiences. Uncontrolled diabetes can cause bone loss and hence tooth mobility, in conjunction with improper oral hygiene. Since I do not know the condition of his r...  Read Full »

Do I have a loose tooth sensation or is my tooth actually loose?

Query: Hello doctor, One of my front bottom teeth feels ever so loose. I give it a gentle push with my tongue and feel a movement sensation. However, when I look at it in a mirror and try to wiggle it to check if it is definitely loose, you cannot see it moving at all, nor can I feel the sensation mentione...  Read Full »

Dr. Akhil K P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Unless the tooth is visibly moving, there is less to worry about. The sensation you are feeling could be due to a number of reasons like less space for the tooth to be in position (crowding), the excessive force from the opposing teeth (tr...  Read Full »

Should I be worried if my upper front tooth had bled once?

Query: Hi doctor, My permanent incisor tooth number 10 is a little loose and had bleeds once. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern about your loose tooth. Your tooth number specifies upper left lateral incisor, which has the smallest root among the upper teeth and is vulnerable to any difficult circumstances. I suggest you get an IOPA...  Read Full »

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