I have 4 loose molars and they are the last back ones on the top and bottom. Never had this problem before. Is this a occurrence that happens. I'm 59 years old. Thanks!

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 08 - November - 2011, at 01:43 AM

  • Teeth are for life time and should not get loose even at 59 years of age. If gums are healthy, then teeth will not get loose even at advanced age. Teeth can get loose due to trauma to tooth or because of deposits in relation to teeth or can get loose because of some systemic conditions like diabetes. If teeth are mobile because of gum infection, then dental cleaning can be done to make teeth firm. Gum surgeries may also be required. Patient should maintain good oral hygiene in this condition and should brush and floss his teeth regularly to avoid deposits on teeth which can further lead to teeth loosening. If teeth are loose because of trauma, then splinting or capping can be given to the patient. If there is root infection present in relation to loose tooth, then root canal therapy will also be done. If systemic condition is reason for loosening of tooth, then systemic condition should be brought under control. If teeth are very loose, then you can get the teeth pulled out. If teeth are pulled out, then they can be replaced with either dental implants or dental bridges.  Dental implants are best option for replacement of missing teeth. You need to refer to a dentist to get your teeth examined. He will check that whether teeth can be saved or they need to be pulled out. For more info on loose tooth, refer to…   http://www.identalhub.com/dental-remedies-for-loose-tooth-524.aspx

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