It depends on how long it has been and what the radiograph shows. You must see a dentist to evaluate it to know for certain what is going on. Already loose usually leads to extraction.
Good luck and if it happens or is continuing to be loose, drop by and have it checked out.
Take care, keep smiling and floss the teeth that you want to keep.
The loose tooth has to be evaluated by a general dentist who will determine if there is a way to safe the tooth.
Loose teeth are not necessary teeth that will fall out but an exam and an X ray will confirm the diagnosis and the prognosis of the tooth.
Best of luck to you.
Hope it will help to understand your options better.
The issue at hand is whether the root of the tooth was damaged at all. If there is damage or a crack on the root of the tooth then there may be some treatment necessary to prevent future issues such as infection. Without a x-ray it's difficult to ascertain the extent of the trauma to the tooth. If only minor trauma the tooth may be loose just from being hit and will get firmer with time. However if the root is cracked then the loose teeth will only proceed to worsen and become looser.
Dr. Maxwell Johnson
Hope this helps,
Jossi Stokes, DDS
The tooth came out completely out of socket). She walked in with the tooth in her hand. We placed the tooth safely back in the socket and splinted it to the adjacent tooth. After the patient came back , we performed a root canal and after 6 years, the tooth is nicely in place with no problem.
Sachi D. Patel, DDS
With any trauma, there is a chance that the nerve was damaged as well. Even if there is no pain after the initial trauma has healed...watch for a darkening of the tooth, pain that returns, or any signs of changes in the tissue of the gums above the tooth. It is always best to have your local dentist check the tooth with x-rays, to watch for signs that the tooth was irreversibly damaged. Root canals are commonly needed after trauma to a tooth.
Michael Morgan DDS
Liquid and soft diet a must and avoid biting into the tooth/teeth involved.
You must see a dentist for follow up care regularly.
Hope this helps- please seek dental professional or go to the emergency room to get appropriate treatment.
Dr. Dimple Kotwani, DDS
If we splint the tooth (bond it to another tooth) we can stabilize it.
Thanks for the question,
Dr. Ravi Ramjit D.D.S
Sorry to hear about that. If your tooth is loose after trauma you need to be seen by a dentist, the sooner the better. You may need to have your teeth splinted. And the nerve needs to be evaluated. If you do not have a dentist, please call our office at 408-642-5407 to schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible.
Apparently this sounds like the tooth has been affected by the trauma of being hit. The tooth being mobile may be the result of several factors including but not limited to: the tooth socket being damaged, the supportive bone around the tooth being harmed or even the tooth root being broken. Please make sure to be seen by a dental professional that feels comfortable with dealing with sudden trauma and the long term management of the condition as soon as possible.
Thank you for you question.
Michael A. Conrad, DDS, PC
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.
Konstantine Sayaf DMD (All Smiles Dental Ctr)
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We will take care of your loose tooth.
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I hope this helps and good luck. Let us know if we can help.
Thomas Lynch, DDS
There is not anything you can do to prevent further damage. Keep in mind that just because the tooth is loose, does not mean it is going to fall out. There are many procedures that we can do to prevent that from happening.
I highly recommend you have the tooth looked at as soon as you can.
David M. Kaffey, DDS
But the tooth needs to be evaluated first to make a diagnosis to come with a treatment plan. Also please wear mouth guards when you play.
Dr. Nisha Sundaragopal DMD
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If the tooth comes out, put it in milk and go to the dentist ASAP.
Hope this information will ease your worrying.