dental care


Question by  CryingTearsOfJoy (3)

One of my adult front teeth is loose. Will it tighten back up on its own?

I was unconsciously pushing on it and now it's loose. I can't afford to go to the dentist.


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

It should tighten back up however it could be loose for another reason that you are unaware of. If you can I would go to the dentist and have it xrayed just to make sure it is ok.

Reply by CryingTearsOfJoy (3):
Thanks. I believe it is tightening up.  add a comment

Answer by  robonise (35)

I believe that an adult tooth that is loose will generally tighten back up on its own provided that there is no structural damage to the root or anything more extensive.


Answer by  cindywu (21)

An xray of the tooth would be ideal to check the bone level surrounding the tooth and possible periodontal infection. If the bone level is low then the tooth may not tighten up but if it's an infection it gums will need to be cleaned out by a hygenist.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

It's hard to say if it will or not. Are you sure it is really loose. It might just be that you are starting to notice that is it. If you are that concerned about it you should probably find a free dentist through public aid to help you.

Reply by CryingTearsOfJoy (3):
Thanks for the advice. It's tightening back up. It wasn't that loose. I think I was just overreacting.  add a comment
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