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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Can your bite change?

04/02/2009

Question:

I think over a few months when my upper and lower jaws come together there is a difference and now a bottom tooth makes contact on the inside of an upper one ,causing discomfort and possibly a slightly loose tooth .

What can I do ?

thank you ,

Answer:

Honestly, there are several reasons that this could be occurring. Some are good and some are not. Your best decision would be to see your dentist and you can generate a plan to correct this problem. A small adjustment of the tooth could make you more comfortable and orthodontics may be needed for a long-term solution.

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Response by:

Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University