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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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I have loose teeth and bleeding gums. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, A couple of my adult teeth feel loose. My gums are sore and bleed randomly as well as when I brush. Do I have gum disease?   Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.As you say about your gum condition and oral health, I think you have a gum infection. But do not worry. It is common and curable. You need a dental appointment as soon as possible. He or she will examine clinically and advice treatment (deep oral prophylaxis, gingival f...  Read Full »

Shall I opt flap surgery and bone graft for my loose tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having severe toothache and loose teeth. I used to chew tobacco for the past 10 years. I am getting severe tooth pain often and some blister in the gums. My upper sixth tooth got loose and was removed three years ago. I have been to a local dentist and they advised deep scaling, root...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that the loose teeth have gone beyond repair and should be removed (attachment removed to protect patient identity).The alternative treatment plan, which is cost effective, do deep scaling first to get clean gums and teeth and then use Betadine mouthwash for one...  Read Full »

I have receding gum, only under one tooth, with no pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have receding gum, only under one tooth, with no pain. However, none of the other teeth next to it have any recession of the gum. Is this something I should be concerned about, specifically the tooth becoming loose?  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Receding of gums can be due to poor oral hygiene, calculus formation, and trauma. But I need to know more about the status of your oral cavity, whether single tooth or more than one is affected, and the level of hygiene. It is a problem and c...  Read Full »

I have swelling around my mobile teeth, and it bleeds while flossing. Will I lose my tooth?

Query: Hello doctor,I am scared the tooth may be loose and will come out. There is swelling around one of my teeth, and if I floss around it, it bleeds a little. It hurts when I floss or brush my teeth, and I think it can be loose.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. 1. A swelling associated with a tooth could be of mainly two reasons. 2. One is a decayed tooth leading to an infection and, secondly, a gum problem with infection. 3. With only considering your age, I am unable to guess what reason you hav...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Can diet modification and medications treat bleeding gums and loose teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from bleeding gums and loose teeth. Kindly suggest medications to cure this. What should I include in my diet to get rid of it? Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. There can be many reasons for bleeding gums and loose teeth. It can be due to deposits of plaque and tartar, poor oral hygiene, genetics, problems in your liver and stomach, etc. First, you need to assess the caus...  Read Full »

I feel like all my teeth are loose and going to fall out. Can this issue be reversed?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to have bruxism (now I do not because I wear a mouth guard), and now my gums are receding. It feels loose and worn out, and I cannot even eat soft foods without them feeling wobbly. I cannot even speak properly because I feel like my teeth are going to fall out. Are all my teeth g...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query. You are using Corsodyl mouthwash. That contains Chlorhexidine gluconate and is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat various aphthous ulcers or other oral infections. But, if you had listened to the previous dentist, he woul...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I am undergoing orthodontic treatment and have noticed mild loosening of right upper first molar tooth along with a reddish patch on gums. What should be done?

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 Icliniq.com. 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 »

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