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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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Due to delay in shedding of milk teeth, permanent teeth are growing inward. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 6.5 years old. Two of her front teeth are shaky but not falling off but I see the new is growing because of space the old one occupying, new one growing is not aligned. It looks like it is growing little inward and cross.  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and also seen the image attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As a specialist it is quite fine, she is on the safer side as no such visible misalignment once the permanent tooth erupts fully. As you mentioned and also vi...  Read Full »

Does grinding cause loosening of teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed that my first molar is loose. I keep pushing it with my tongue and clenching a bit against it and I just noticed that it has become loose little more. I have my wisdom teeth and I think it might be applying pressure forward on these teeth. I read in a book that day grinding...  Read Full »

Dr. Naseer Ahmad Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and you are having a habit of grinding your teeth during the night, that is called as bruxism and the symptomatic treatment for that is the use of mouth guards. I recommend you visit a dentist and get it checked. Your treatment depends on ...  Read Full »

I have some mobile teeth with periodontitis. What is the treatment option other than extraction?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 62-year-old female. I have moderate to severe periodontitis. A couple of teeth are mobile with some crowns. I have some missing teeth. My dentist advised me to have an extraction of seven teeth. I want a second opinion. I would like to treat them first. Please suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In the upper jaw, there are at least three teeth presenting with periodontitis and deep pocket formation. The only option is to do an extraction. If you do not have any symptoms for now, then you can delay doing extraction for few months or for a couple of years. In the...  Read Full »

My dentist suggested gum grafting is not a possible option for my receding gums in the lower front region. What are the other treatment options?

Query: Hello doctor,I visited the dentist today regarding my receding lower front gum problem. My tooth is completely exposed, and the doctor mentioned that gum grafting is not a possible treatment. What other treatments are available for this issue? Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Avinash Bettahalli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have reviewed the photograph and the attached X-ray. My observations are as follows: there is a considerable amount of bone loss around the tooth, the tooth has shifted from its original position, and there is a significant buildup of...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for bone loss after having braces?

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 »

Will my toothache subside if I get my loose tooth removed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am losing my teeth due to gum disease, my upper left second bicuspid will fell off if the gum leaves the tooth. My tooth is secured only by the nerve and adjoining tissue. I have tried to twist and pull but it is quite painful. I feel pain while working. May I get relieved as soon as th...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. But it may be easy to understand more if you add more information to your query. I did not get your question properly, do you want to get your tooth removed or want to pull it yourself? If it is too loose, you can pull it yourself but it is not...  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 »

I feel that my second molar is elevated due to first molar extraction. Will it cause pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I feel that my second molar is elevated due to first molar extraction. Will it cause pain? I take tablet Amoxicillin and tablet Mefenamic acid.  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to extraction, temporarily the adjacent tooth might be mobile. When was your extraction? Provide more details about your symptoms. Replace the missing tooth as soon as possible because the adjacent tooth may tilt towards the space and interferes with occlusion. Take a de...  Read Full »

Should a mobile milk tooth in a 5-year-old kid due to trauma be removed?

Query: Hi doctor, My 5-year-old brother recently fell down, and two of his teeth got displaced. They are slightly moving when touched. They are milk teeth but still, can you please tell us we should get them removed, or would they come back to their place? Cipladine is applied to the patched lip, and we a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, do not touch or do not let the kid touch his teeth again and again. The child should take in plenty of water and, if permissible, give cold fruit juices as well. Secondly, if the movement is really slight, it should be fine on its own with time. Jus...  Read Full »

Can antibiotics help to treat periodontitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have history of periodontitis. It runs in my family. I fixed my top teeth (two bridges of crowns), but not my bottom teeth yet. Last few days it got worse as I have one very wobbly tooth and pain all around my jaw bone. I think it got infected. Can antibiotics help?  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest you go for full mouth scaling and root planing. After that, follow these: Maintain good oral hygiene, proper cleaning of mouth after every meal and soft massage with fingers. Warm water and salt rinse 5 to 6 times daily. Do not allow food lodgement. Antibioti...  Read Full »

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