Growing up, finding out you had a loose tooth was a celebratory event! It meant you were getting older and growing up. Finding a loose tooth as an adult usually creates some alarm. Causes range from periodontal disease, injury, and misalignment. Schedule an appointment with Drs. Joseph Dallessandro and Jiah Choi immediately. Our office is located in New York, NY.
The recommended solution for a loose tooth is Periodontal Splinting. It connects your loose teeth together into a solidified unit. Teeth, like people, are stronger together. Patients are offered temporary and permanent periodontal splinting. Temporary comes in the intra-coronal and extra-coronal form. The difference lies in how they attach to your teeth. Extra-coronal simply attaches to the enamel. Intra-coronal requires a channel to be built into the tooth. Within the channel a splint is placed. Permanent splinting is more advanced. This is due to its longevity. Every loose tooth receives a dental crown. A splint fuses the crowns together, merging them into one.
A loose tooth should never be ignored. Left untreated, it will damage the surrounding structures. It will either fall out or need to be extracted. The biggest cause of a loose tooth is injury or facial trauma. Personal injury or falling can also knock a tooth loose. Advanced periodontal disease is another factor. There is also misalignment due to bruxism or teeth grinding. The unnecessary pressure can cause your teeth to shift.
Worried you might have a loose tooth? Have you suffered from a facial injury? Contact our New York, NY, office today. To schedule an appointment with Drs. Joseph Dallessandro and Jiah Choi, visit our website or call 212-988-1089.