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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Permanent tooth loose

12/05/2007

Question:

when a tooth comes loose from grinding your teeth can the tooth be saved

Answer:

This is really a difficult question - there are many variables that can influence tooth loss -- age of patient, fillings/crowns on the tooth in question, the health of gums/bones (periodontal), and the nature of the grinding. Really a visit with a dentist is the best way to address these questions.

Hope that helps somewhat.

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Response by:

Sarath  Thikkurissy, DDS, MS Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Professor
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati