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Question
Posted by: Loose Teeth | 2008/06/24

Q.

Loose teeth due to fall

I had a recent mishap where I fell on my face and have noticed that my front teeth are loose.
Will this firm up or what should I do as I do not want to lose my teeth.
Please advise.

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

if you do not see a dentist within 24 hours of the teeth being loose as a result of trauma chances of the teeth firming up are very slim. the reason for this is that the teeth need to be splint and kept in place as soon as possible after trauma to allow regeneration of the ligaments around the tooth.
See a dentist TODAY and have xrays taken to determine the extent of damage.
Good luck

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