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Slightly loose tooth

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Posted by: popevader  (4 years ago)
Some background first. I'm 27, male, in excellent overall health other than job related stress and anxiety; my only dental history is orthodontic work as a teenager with gum recession afterwards that's been stable for several years and mild gingivitis.

But what happened, was that two days ago I knocked a glass against my front bottom teeth and afterwards it's felt like my one front tooth will move, not much, and not all the time; but if I look and try to move it I can see the teeniest, tiniest of movements (barely even perceptible). The tooth doesn't actually feel loose (just feels like it kinda shifts occasionally), it's not displaced, it doesn't hurt, the gums don't bleed, and the gums aren't inflamed/swollen around it. I don't smoke and only occasionally drink alcohol (coffee all the time though).

So, is this something I should see a dentist about (I don't have dental insurance until July), or should I just wait a couple days to see if it gets better, or is this just me being anxious and noticing something that's completely normal?
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Some background first. I'm 27, male, in excellent overall health other than job related stress and anxiety; my only dental history is orthodontic work as a teenager with gum recession afterwards that's been stable for several years and mild gingivitis.

But what happened, was that two days ago I knocked a glass against my front bottom teeth and afterwards it's felt like my one front tooth will move, not much, and not all the time; but if I look and try to move it I can see the teeniest, tiniest of movements (barely even perceptible). The tooth doesn't actually feel loose (just feels like it kinda shifts occasionally), it's not displaced, it doesn't hurt, the gums don't bleed, and the gums aren't inflamed/swollen around it. I don't smoke and only occasionally drink alcohol (coffee all the time though).

So, is this something I should see a dentist about (I don't have dental insurance until July), or should I just wait a couple days to see if it gets better, or is this just me being anxious and noticing something that's completely normal?


Gosh, you should have seen a dentist long ago when this happened. What stopped you? You needed regular cleanings as well as getting the tooth looked t.

You need an x-ray of the tooth in question. It could be a hozontal frecaure of the root. It could be the bone has been damaged. It could be the root has resorbed. It could be the pulp died, and bone is being destroyed at the end of the root. You could lose the tooth. Isn't it worth $95 or so to have an x-ray and diagnosis?

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