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Does a loose tooth have to be pulled?

I have loose teeth and want to make sure they're secure. Does a loose tooth have to be pulled?

6 Answers

Yes !!!!!
Usually not, depending on the amount of bone around it.
It would depend on the degree of mobility, your symptoms,the condition of the remaining teeth, and many other factors that should be assessed by the treating dentist.
Yes because it is most likely infection from gum disease that caused the bone loss which is why the tooth is loose. Infection in your mouth goes all over the body which causes a lot of systemic problems.
I would say contact your dentist that can be a possibility
If the tooth is extremely loose, it should probably be pulled. If it just a little loose, you should ask your dentist if there is anything he or she can do to tighten it back up.