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Dr. Konstantine N/a Sayaf, D.M.D

Dentist

Dr. Konstantine Sayaf is a Dentist practicing in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Sayaf specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Konstantine N/a Sayaf, D.M.D
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Accepting new patients

Adult tooth is loose. What should I do?

Hi there! And, OUCH! Sorry to hear that! OK, so the short answer is, stay off the tooth as much as you can, and head to a dentist ASAP for radiographs and clinical exam. "Loose" READ MORE
Hi there! And, OUCH! Sorry to hear that!

OK, so the short answer is, stay off the tooth as much as you can, and head to a dentist ASAP for radiographs and clinical exam.

"Loose" could mean a number of things, ranging from cusp fractures to root fractures, cracking and anything in between.

Subsequent dislodging and/or aspirating the tooth also possible...

If you bit your tongue, cheek or lip, salt water rinses (especially after meals) will keep things nice and clean so as to begin healing.

Hope this helps for now.

Best Regards
Konstantine Sayaf DMD (All Smiles Dental Ctr)