Tooth Mobility

Tooth mobility is the movement of teeth in horizontal and vertical directions around the gum line. Tooth mobility can occur due to gum problems and sometimes teeth grinding habits. When the mobility is minimum, it can be reversed or prevented from further mobility by teeth and oral hygiene maintenance. But when the mobility is more significant, the tooth can only be extracted and replaced with artificial teeth.

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My mother is on medication for both hypertension and diabetes. She has bleeding gums and mobile teeth in the lower front region. How to manage them?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 52 years old. She is hypertensive and diabetic, taking medications for both health conditions. She has a mobile tooth in the lower front tooth region. Sometimes, she also has bleeding gums in the lower front tooth region. How to manage these bleeding gums and mobile teeth?...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Bleeding gums is a initial sign of gum disease and when left untreated might cause the loosening of teeth. In this case, diabetes is acting as fuel to the fire. I would suggest you first get a dental appointment as soon as possible and get ...  Read Full »

I had braces in the past, but my recent scan shows immense bone loss and my teeth will fall off soon. What is the right treatment plan for me?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently did a panorama scan that showed my bones are too weak or non-existent and that my teeth will soon fall off. My teeth are shaking, and one will almost fall off. I had braces in the past. I just wanted to know what options we can take to start a proper treatment plan. I am atta...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you visit a periodontist and get yourself properly evaluated. I have seen the attached reports (the attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You may need multiple bone grafts, and we need to find the root cause of y...  Read Full »

How to treat my daughter's mobile teeth after a trauma?

Query: Hello doctor, My 9-year-old fell and one of her permanent teeth is now wiggly. What can I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If bleeding is persistent, give your kid cold packs of cotton on the tooth or make him eat ice-cream. If it is not suitable in this weather then put honey around the tooth. Once bleeding is controlled, now start with saline water mouth rinses. Take a cup of lukewarm water...  Read Full »

I notice a slight movement and weakness in my front tooth after biting the skin on my fingers. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am due to get the next set of Invisalign that was fitted in two months ago. It has all been paid for. I have been biting the skin on my fingers for my entire life and using the front two teeth for this. They were never perfectly straight. However, I seem to notice a slight movement in on...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question I can understand your concern. The movement of teeth by such habits is there but too slow, and that does not affect the health of teeth. If you feel weakness in the morning, it is normal because of the periodontal ligament. The doctors...  Read Full »

How to treat my front tooth that is loose and crooked?

Query: Hi doctor, My front tooth is going to fall out. It is very crooked and loose for about four to five years. Then, I started to have anxiety, and I am grinding my teeth bad. It got looser and looser for the past couple of years. Now, I have deep, sharp pains in my gums on that side. It hurts me a lot...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have mild inflammation in the gums. Your front teeth are not organized in the arch. Please send a front view of your anterior teeth. You need a clinical examination followed by a dent...  Read Full »

Why do I feel pressure and tooth mobility without any pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, 120 pounds, 5'7", teeth are not good. I do not have pain but have pressure and I feel like all my teeth move a little, not much. There is a swelling on one whole tooth, no pain though. What is going on? I went to my dentist today and he gave me antibiotics for swell...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern. As per your history, signs, and symptoms, it seems to me that you might have apical periodontitis in the swollen single tooth. You need to take antibiotics as directed by your dentist. Pressure is als...  Read Full »

I am worried that one of my front teeth might fall out as I heard a crunching sound. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I went to the doctor this morning for a deep clean. I heard one of my front teeth make a crunching sound. I have checked it repeatedly today, and it does not seem loose. I wondered if this could be excess tartar coming off or something more serious. I was just afraid my tooth was going to...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will be answering your query shortly. Thank you.  Read Full »

How can I prevent early loss of teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old, and my teeth are weak. Till date, I have lost three molars and one premolar. I am using caps on that place. Now, I have a slight movement on my central incisor. Please suggest me a treatment or medicine to prevent myself from the early loss of a tooth.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It looks like a condition called chronic periodontitis, in case if you do not have a decayed tooth. For that, you need to take medication like Ofloxacin 200 mg twice daily for a week, tablet Metronidazole 400 mg three times daily for a wee...  Read Full »

I am a 17-year-old female with a wobbly adult tooth. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old female with a wobbly adult tooth. I weigh 58 kg, and my height is 5 feet 7 inches. What should I do about the adult wobbly moving tooth?  Read Full »

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems that you have a mobile tooth. The treatment plan for the mobile tooth will depend on the degree of mobility. If it is highly mobile, then it needs to be removed. However, if it is slightly mobile, there are other treatment modalities...  Read Full »

What is the tiny tissue that is hanging after pulling a loose tooth in my 5-year-old daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5-year-old daughter had a very loose tooth two days ago. It was barely hanging on and getting in the way of her eating. We pulled the tooth out, and she said it hurt a little even though it was barely attached. There is now a tiny piece of tissue sticking up out of the hole where h...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the pictures attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It is important to confirm that you have pulled the entire tooth. If yes, then I advise you to wait for three days and follow general instructions like having a soft diet, bland f...  Read Full »

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