I have been ongoing dental work for 4 months now and feel like my one bottom front tooth is shifting. Is it normal after extensive denatl work (root canals, crowns, fillings)?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 02 - November - 2011, at 03:47 AM

  • Teeth don’t shift  after dental procedures like root canal treatment or dental fillings. Migration of teeth occurs in case of some missing tooth present or some decayed tooth present. Shifting of teeth can also occur because of wisdom tooth eruption. In case of missing tooth, teeth tend to move towards the missing tooth area. Pathologic migration of teeth can occur in moderate or severe case of periodontitis. In case of periodontitis, infection in the gums spread to supporting structures of the teeth and along with that, bone loss and attachment loss occurs. If there is some missing tooth present, then get it replaced with dental implants or dental bridge and if there is periodontitis, then get treatment done for it. Dental work can’t lead to shifting of teeth.  For more info on signs and symptoms of gum diseases, refer to…  http://www.identalhub.com/article_signs-and-symptoms-of-gum-disease-20.aspx

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