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Posted by: Fallen | 2004/11/26

Q.

Front teeth sensitive after fall

Hi. I'm concerned about my two front teeth. I fell two days ago, and hurt my mouth quite badly. I went to the GP and she checked my teeth to see if they were loose. She said they were fine, but they are still extremely sensitive. I seem to be able to wiggle them ever so slightly. I'm not biting on them at all at the moment. Could the sensitivity be the result of the bruised gum alone, or could they come loose if i'm not careful? How long should I wait before I use them, and should I rather have it checked out by a dentist - if so, would he/she be able to do anything to reduce the risk of me loosing my front teeth. Thanks for your help.

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

Loose teeth as a result of a fall are very serious as they could be the result of a root fracture? even if you can "wiggle" them only slightly.You should see a dentist immediately. Did you go to a medical GP or a dentist? (How did the GP say they were fine? did they take an xray?)
There could also be damage to the nerve of the teeth- hence the sensitivity/pain.
See a dentist IMMEDIATELY!

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Posted by: Sensitive | 2004/12/22

One day out of the blue i was drinking water and my lower right lateral had a sharp pain to the root it felt like. cold air, water, etc hurts. i floss regulary and brush with fluoride, but does this mean i still may have a cavity there? And if so, how is that fixed? what should i do?

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