dental care


Question by  BrittMichelle (20)

After a trauma that knocks a tooth loose, how long does it take for the tooth to be stable again?

My son got hit in the mouth with a baseball and the dentist said the tooth is fine.


Answer by  NJames (58)

It took my niece's a little more than a week to be stable again. Avoid hard or sticky foods to help speed the process and the roots should get strong again.


Answer by  Brendawith (464)

If a tooth is going to tighten up, it will occur within two weeks. The sooner a dentist is seen after trauma, the greater the chance of saving the tooth.


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

Just to be safe it might be a good idea to get a second dentist to look at his x ray. If the tooth is not moving around than it probably is okay. It may take a couple of weeks for everything to go back to normal.


Answer by  Napasaurus (243)

Generally speaking as long as the tooth has begun to successfully re-root, than it should be perfectly stable within two to three days. Anything much longer than that and more extensive repair may be necessary.

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