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What could be done to manage a loose tooth in the front?

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Answered by

Dr. Akhil K P

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At January 30, 2018
Reviewed AtMay 13, 2024

Patient's 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 mentioned above. Is what I have just a loose sensation or is the tooth actually loose? I brush twice daily and use mouthwash once a day. If I continue my current cleaning regime, will the tooth tighten back into place?

Answered by Dr. Akhil K P

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 (trauma from occlusion), which leads to swelling of the structures supporting the tooth, an infection to the minute fibers which holds the tooth in position or certain habits (grinding). A consultation with your local dentist is recommended. The treatment depends on the underlying cause and needs an in-person consultation. You may practice the oral hygiene you have been following.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Akhil K P
Dr. Akhil K P

Dentistry

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