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Can a really wobbly tooth be saved?
And traumatic injuries from contact sports or accidental falls can loosen or even knock teeth out. The good news is that loose teeth can almost always be saved if they’re treated in time. And at Lake Minnetonka Dental, Wayzata dentist Dr. Bryan Laskin can save loose adult teeth!
Can you save a loose tooth from gum disease?
As your gums heal, they will tighten around the loose tooth. So, if you have a loose tooth, don’t panic. Contact your dentist for an immediate appointment. There is a possibility that your dentist may be able to save your loose tooth using a dental splint or clean your gums so they can reseal the tooth.
What can a dentist do for a loose permanent tooth?
Your dentist will attach a splint or stabilizer to the surface of your loose tooth then bond or connect it to the strong teeth near it. This splint will help your ligaments recover and your loose tooth to strengthen. This process usually lasts a few weeks.
Is it cheaper to get a root canal or extraction?
Is it cheaper to get a root canal or extraction? An extraction procedure is cheaper than a root canal. However, if you need an implant to fill the gap, or other follow-up procedures, it could cost you more in the long run.
Is root canal better than tooth extraction?
Root Canal vs Tooth Extraction. A root canal has a better success rate than a tooth extraction because there are little to no future complications associated with the procedure. Root canals are performed by dentists to clean and restore an infected tooth. There is no need to extract or remove the tooth.
What happens if you lose an adult tooth?
What Happens When a Tooth Falls Out? If your adult tooth falls out and can’t be fixed or put back into your mouth, you may need a dental implant to replace the missing tooth. A dental implant is placed into the bone to replace the tooth that fell out. It will function and look like a natural tooth.
What causes a loose tooth in adults?
The most frequent cause in adults for loose teeth is secondary trauma from periodontal (gum) disease. Bacterial plaque built up on teeth from poor oral hygiene causes a chronic infection that eventually weakens gum attachment to the teeth. A loose tooth is a late sign of this damage.
Can a loose tooth be saved?
In the worst case scenario, the dentist may recommend a costly surgical procedure in order to save your loose tooth. An alternative is to simply take out the loose tooth and replace it with a denture. There really isn’t any easy way out of this problem.
What should you do if your tooth falls out?
If your tooth actually falls out, especially if there was an immediate incident that led to trauma, you need to do everything you can to save the tooth. Keep it in your mouth or put it in a baggie or glass filled with milk and contact your dentist immediately.
How does a dentist fix loose teeth?
A dentist can lessen the impact on teeth that are loose by changing the shape of the tooth so it doesn’t come into contact with other teeth when chewing. Easing some of the biting force can go a long way in slowing the loosening process as other issues are dealt with. If a tooth is extremely loose, a splint can be used to hold it in place.
Do I need to see an emergency dentist for a loose tooth?
If you have a loose tooth, you need to see an emergency dentist right away. By seeking appropriate treatment, you can maximize your chances of saving your tooth and get your life back to normal as soon as possible. Dr. Cynthia Graves is an expert in the treatment of loose teeth caused both by systemic disease and impact injuries.