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Lose canine tooth

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Posted by: verbatim  (8 years ago)
Hi there!

I am getting braces in the future. In preparation for this, my first premolar on the upper right side was pulled three days ago. Today, I noticed that my canine tooth beside the extraction site feels loose. It also hurts especially when I put pressure on it. It feels out of place. I am really worried that the tooth will come out. Has anyone else had similar experience? Is this normal for a tooth beside an extraction gap? Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks so much.
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Posted by: Novocaine  (8 years ago)
Hey verbatim,

All of your symptoms point to an extraction complication. It is rather uncommon for an adjacent tooth to loosen but it is documented to be the case in some cases. A slight movement in your canine is probably nothing to worry about and will usually heal on its own in a couple more days. The work that was performed on the adjacent bony socket most likely would have loosened the socket around your canine too.

Anyway, if there isn't any change over time, you might want to get your canine a temporary splint that will help keep it in place. Contact your dentist for more information. Take care!
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Hi there!

I am getting braces in the future. In preparation for this, my first premolar on the upper right side was pulled three days ago. Today, I noticed that my canine tooth beside the extraction site feels loose. It also hurts especially when I put pressure on it. It feels out of place. I am really worried that the tooth will come out. Has anyone else had similar experience? Is this normal for a tooth beside an extraction gap? Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks so much.


If you already had bracket on the other teeth, a premolar extraction causes sudden pressure to be put on the canines, making them hurt. They move fast once there is space.

If your brackets aren't already on, get them placed FAST, because immediately post-extraction is when the fastest tooth movement can be made. If braces are not put on quickly, you will lose precious bone where the premolars were extracted, complete space closure very difficult.

Kim Henry, D.M.D.
Posted 8 years ago
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