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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Loose Front Tooth Caused by Biting Hard

02/15/2011

Question:

I was trying to eat a dry fig and I accidentally grinded my upper from tooth against the corner left front tooth. It was very painful. after a week there is a slight pain and on probing, I noticed the tooth has as light movement? what should I do? I am 55 years old with very healthy teeth.

Answer:

Go to your dentist and have an xray taken and an examination of the tooth. It is possible that the tooth will tighten up and stop hurting. It is also possible that serious damage has been done. Your dentist will be able to know with the examination and xray.

Best wishes.

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Response by:

D Stanley Sharples, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University