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What do I do if I have a loose tooth ?

  • Posted on: Mar 30 2022
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Young man losing a tooth Your smile is important. Not only does it give you self-confidence, but it also allows you to speak clearly and enjoy all your favorite foods, including apples and steak. This is why we emphasize how critical it is to take care of your mouth and help your teeth last a lifetime. But what do you do if you notice a tooth is loose? How do you keep your teeth in the best shape possible to improve the chances of keeping them for life ? Our team can assist you in taking care of your mouth as well as knowing what to do if you are experiencing a loose tooth.

What to do about a loose tooth

The minute you notice you have a permanent tooth that is loose, it needs to be evaluated by a dental professional. Dr. Slepchik  can then examine the smile to decide what is causing the tooth to loosen. It may be a  problem with the tooth, the gums, or even the bone of  the jaw. Finding the cause for the loose tooth is the first step in finding out more on how to resolve it.

Why might a tooth become loose?

  • Trauma
  • Gum disease/periodontal disease
  • Stress with bruxism
  • Pregnancy/menopause
  • Medications
  • Underlying conditions

Once the dentist is able to pinpoint the reason for the loose tooth, treatment options can be discussed. This may include periodontal disease treatment with scaling and root planing with your hygienist or taking antibiotics to control  infection. If the condition has caused bone resorption, bone grafting might be necessary. We strongly encourage patients who are noticing any change in their mouth to call the office promptly for an evaluation.

Call Dr. Lenny Slepchik today

If you have noticed a loosening tooth, it is vital that you connect with a dental professional quickly to determine the cause. Call (514) 875-7971 or email us at [email protected] to schedule an appointment with our team. We are happy  to see new and returning patients in our downtown office, conveniently located at 800 Boul. Rene-Levesque O, Suite. #310.

Posted in: General Dentistry