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Old 04-01-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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Front tooth is loose,... what option is advisable?

One of front upper teeth started 'loose,' ... not bad enough to go to the dentist, but my concern is what option I should take before making an appt. to the dentist whom I've been visting for many years because he's one of most understandable and compassionate dentists in regard to financial matter, ... in other words, he is NOT pushy to get things done in perfect shape.

That said, ... however I truly started to concern what route I should keep in mind before/upon seeing my dentist. In my dental history, btw, I had a very terrific set of teeth, both uppper and bottom, however after some 'rough' on teeth, some of my teeth got falling apart. As a matter of fact, I need to wear a partial denture to accomodate when eating hard stuff.

Should I say to the loosned front tooth 'Good-bye,' to pull it off seeing that I've wearing a partial denture already? Or, if I'd plan to save it, how much do you think that I should be charged, along with what procedure he may take?

Thanks for any inputs and suggestions on this in advance.

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Old 04-01-2009, 06:16 PM   #2
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Re: Front tooth is loose,... what option is advisable?

There are three causes of loose teeth:
1) Trauma
2) Gum disease/Bone loss
3) Hyper-Occlusion (heavy bite)

You mentioned nothing about #1. #2 your dentist would have to help you with for the gum disease (a deep cleaning)...if its because of bone loss there is not much to do. #3 is a simple fix for someone who is trained to adjust the occlusion. Unfortunantly, many older dentists were not taught much about occlusion, and only the ones who keep active in continuing education would know anything about it.

Neither of those options requires much money to fix, btw.

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Old 04-01-2009, 10:18 PM   #3
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Re: Front tooth is loose,... what option is advisable?

Thanks for the knowledgable response. I truly appreciate it.

I noticed this, .... got a loosened front tooth was a couple of days after when I tried to bite 'really' hard candy or some food. In my guess, that caused 'trauma?' Because most of my upper front teeth need a special care and attention due to my weakened 'gum-line.'

In my dental history,.... my previous dentist I had in my late '20 and early '30, he advised me to brush all teeth good, even brushing gum-line for not getting a cavity. However, I remember very well that I had bleeding in the mouth every time I brushed in the morning. It was very wrong for me to practice, but when I learned about Gum-line and such, it was too late. Only my Gum-specialist explained regarding how important the gum is. As a result, a terrific set of my teeth, both upper and bottom were all gone.

Now, because of horrible experience over excessively hard-brushing, I need to wear a partial denture on my bottom. When I visited the gum-specialist two years ago, he assured me that most of my front part of teeth has a good gum-line. However, why I feel a bit pain on my loosened upper tooth?

Any further inputs on this would be greatly appreciated.

Old 04-02-2009, 03:40 PM   #4
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Re: Front tooth is loose,... what option is advisable?

What triggers the pain?

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