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 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 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 »

How to restore my tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have neglected my dental health for a long time. I am a 62 year old married male. I have had several teeth extracted. I lived with a couple teeth whose caps have broken off on my left side and a few molars on the right for chewing. I am suffering from hypertension and is controlled wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By reading about your symptoms, it seems that your root canal treated tooth is the one causing the problem. The rate of success of such root canal treatment is lesser in old age and also if you are diabetic. The only meaningful solution seems to remove the teeth and place...  Read Full »

Can you replace loose teeth with denture implants?

Query: Hi doctor, I have very bad teeth and all are loose. I want to take them all out and replace it with denture implants. What are my options? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If most of the teeth are loose, then you can go for dentures after removing all of them. You will need to wait for at least three months after removing all to get a good seating denture. If you are going for implant supported dentures, then it is required that you unde...  Read Full »

What kind of dental treatment is advisable for periodontitis during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have seen a dentist recently who said that I have periodontitis. The dentist could not do an x-ray as I am 17 weeks pregnant. The lower jaw front two teeth are lose and I am very anxious whether I will loose the teeth. What treatment options do I have to fix the loose teeth?  Read Full »


Dr. Disha Kandi Yermal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, you are having periodontitis, and you are pregnant. It is the inflammation of the periodontal ligament. It should be treated because it may affect the health status. Ofcourse for any kind of second opinion one has to check it clinically or a...  Read Full »

What are the options to set the teeth that are fragile?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth are very small and my roots are too short and twist together, leaving my teeth loose and fragile. I cannot eat certain foods or bite into apples because I have to be cautious not to accidentally pull my front teeth out. I also have a large gap between my two front teeth. Mult...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding dental health. Your small, loose and fragile teeth and short and twisted roots are because of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) which is presence since infancy. In such case, physical examination and x-ray investigations a...  Read Full »

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