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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Dental and Oral Health (Children)
Permanent tooth loose
when a tooth comes loose from grinding your teeth can the tooth be saved
This is really a difficult question - there are many variables that can influence tooth loss -- age of patient, fillings/crowns on the tooth in question, the health of gums/bones (periodontal), and the nature of the grinding. Really a visit with a dentist is the best way to address these questions.
Hope that helps somewhat.
Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati