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What to Do If You Notice a Loose Adult Tooth

Posted on 5/10/2018 by WDG Office
Loose Adult Tooth Midwest Dental Wauwatosa WI 53226While it's normal for baby teeth to eventually become loose and fall out, adult teeth should be permanent. You should have these teeth for the rest of your life. Sadly, that's not always the case. Accidents can damage your mouth can cause teeth to become loose.

Poor oral hygiene can also result in your gums pulling away from your teeth, making them loose. If you notice this has happened with one or more of your teeth, what do you do? One thing's for sure-you shouldn't ignore it!

Call Us and Make an Appointment

The first thing you need to do is give us a call. You need to come in and see one of our experienced dentists as soon as possible. We will examine your tooth to determine why it's loose and what needs to be done to repair it.

If your tooth has come loose because of an accident, it's possible that it's become dislodged. We can likely install a dental splint that helps put it back into its proper place. It should then heal, and you won't notice anything different.

On the other hand, if your teeth have become loose due to other problems such as gum disease, we may be looking at more complicated issues. Everyone's mouth is a little different, so we will have to examine your unique conditions and determine what step to do from there.

What to Do Before Your Appointment

In between making your appointment and coming in, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

•  Don't wiggle your tooth!
•  Be careful with chewing or biting into certain foods. You don't want to bite into an apple and find that your tooth pulls out into it.
•  Don't stop brushing. Do be more careful when brushing around the tooth, but don't stop.

If you have any additional questions that where not yet, please contact our office today.
Wauwatosa Dental Group

Midwest Dental Wauwatosa
2600 North Mayfair Road
Suite 750
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

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