I have not had the money to care for my teeth as necessary. I have had to have several teeth removed because I could not afford root canals, etc. The last time I went to a dentist, he informed me that my teeth would continue to losen and fall out. My question is: I do have a loose tooth now, It can actually be moved back and forth. It's uncomfortable, but I can deal with that type of pain. Can you let me know what to expect by the dentist saying that my teeth will fall out. Does the root just die and a tooth will fall out or will the tooth be held on by the root until it gets pulled? Any advice would be helpful.