If you are pre-adolescent and it's one of your baby teeth, then it'll fall out by itself and your perment tooth will take its place. Place the tooth under your pillow and the Tooth Fairy will exchange it for a nice, shiny quarter.
If it's a permanent tooth, then see a Dentist. Teeth can loosen for many different reasons, none of them good.
Needless to say, intelligent suggestions will be difficult to obtain based on the sketchy information provided. Is the surrounding gum tissue pink and healthy, white and bleeding, pink with white flecks, tender, other? Is there an abscess near the bottom of the root? Does it feel like there's any infection in the tooth socket? How old are you? What foods to you eat? What do you drink? What's your oral hygiene routine? Any recent trauma? Do you grind your teeth at night? -- That's the kind of relevant info required.
Please fill in some of these details, spideyfanman. There may be some ways to save that tooth.
I am fourteen. I used to drink a lot of soda, but now all I drink is water and juice. i don't grind my teeth. the gums on top are kind of whitish. I eat chicken, rice, pasta, every once in a while candy, I brush my teeth twice a day and use Listerine mouth wash. My tooth feels like it has a slighter movement than the left one. It doesn't feel very loose, but the begining of it being. Oh by the way. There is a gap between my two front teeth.
Okay, now we have some information to work with. First of all, brushing and rinsing are important, but I didn't see any mention of flossing or professional cleanings. If you are to keep bacteria from penetrating the margins between your teeth and gums it is critical that you floss any particles out of those areas and have any tartar buildup removed periodically. Second, your diet screams SUGAR! There is no better medium than sugar for bacterial growth. Third - and most troubling -- is the whitish gums that could indicate an allergic reaction to fluoride, yeast overgrowth (specifically a yeast called candida albicans) or a pre-cancerous condition called leukoplakia. I really don't mean to alarm you, but you should have a good dentist take a look at it. You're too young to have whitish gums, much less a loose permanent tooth.
While you're waiting for your dental appointment, you might try brushing with a self-made paste composed of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Just sprinkle some baking soda on your brush and add a couple of drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Also it might help also to alternate your rinsing between Listerine and 3% hydrogen peroxide. Both the alcohol in the Listerine and the oxygen released from the hydrogen peroxide are very good at killing oral bacteria.
As far as supplementation is concerned, you might try daily a 1,000 mg tablet of citrus bioflavonoids, available from any health food store, many drug stores and sometimes the vitamin section at Wal-Mart. Citrus bioflavonoids help to strengthen a substance called Protein G, which acts as the "glue" that binds your teeth to your gum tissue. In addition, a daily multivitamin with some extra vitamin C might be helpful. In the event yeast is part of the problem, you might want to start taking about 350 mg daily of Caprylic Acid as well.
Most important, however, is seeing a Dentist, just on the off chance the gum problem might be leukoplakia. Ignoring that condition for very long might have very unpleasant consequences.
Let us know how it goes, spideyfan, and try to stay away from sugar for a while, eh?
Just one thing. I have medicade, and I saw a dentist not too long ago, I think in August, when I first noticed it. I didn't mention any thing, but he didn't say anything was wrong. It was the same as it was now. I was having a lot of pain in my teeth, and he said I just have sensitive teeth. Do you think I should have a appointment with a different dentist without medicade and get second opinion? Everyone says my old dentist didn't care. He tol me I don't have to come for a while, like a year, cuz he said my teeth weren't "that bad" er anything. Oh, doe sensodyne or Oragel have any of those things you mentioned, like baking soda or whatever? Oh, and if not, can you recomend a good tooth pase?
Spideyfan, yes you do need to see another Dentist, but not for a second opinion because you don't have a first opinion yet. You might want to look in your local phone book or medical directories for a "holistic" Dentist or "natural" Dentist. If you can't find one, then rummage around the web for The National Holistic Dentistry Association or names like that and search their directories for a Dentist reasonably close to wherever you live.
Sensodyne and Oragel may numb the pain for a while, but won't fix anything, and they contain neither baking soda nor hydrogen peroxide. As I suggested before, get yourself a $0.50 box of baking soda and a $0.95 bottle of hydrogen peroxide at any grocery store that has a pharmacy and make your own toothpaste one brushful at a time. Fluoride-free toothpaste is hard to find, but you might find some from Tom's of Maine in the toothpaste section at a Wal-Mart Pharmacy on the very top shelf where you can't reach it. (BTW, that's not a negative comment about your youth and stature. Sometimes I have to climb the shelves to get stuff from up there.) Other fluoride-free toothpastes exist, but it's doubtful you'll find them anyplace except a health food store or on the Internet. I suggest Tom's not because it's the best, which it isn't, but rather because Tom's is adequate and may be the most readily available. And don't forget to pick up some unwaxed floss and your vitamins also.
If you don't get satisfactory results from my suggestions within a couple of weeks, then c'mon back to this thread and we'll escalate to some of the more high-powered (and more expensive) natural remedies.
No matter what your dentist says you need to start better oral hygene. Include flossing and the two following products.
GSE - grapefruit seed extract. This can be purchased in a healthfood store. Purchase the Nutribioc brand in a white bottle. Put one drop on your toothpaste each time you brush. Increase to two drops if you tolerate it well. Do this for the rest of your life and you will have healthy gums and it will prevent abscess.
If your gums can tolerate it apply GSE directly to your gums with your fingers. Test carefully. If your gums are inflammed it can burn. So test a small spot. It it burns just do the toothpaste protocol above and wait until your gums are healed a little to apply directly.
Also, you need a really good toothpaste. Use Spry or Now brand Xyliwhite toothpaste gel. Both brands have xylitol, known to reduce oral bacteria. Again you can purchase these at healtfood stores.
My husband got rid of a dental abscess using GSE. His abscess actually caused a huge pimple on his face near his nose. He applied GSE around his tooth and on the pimple. Its been several years now and he still hasn't gotten that root canal that the dentist wanted him to get.
My dentist did take X-rays, and like I said before , he didn't say nothing. There is a chance that it isn't loose, but I don't want to take a chance. It just feels slighter movement in the right than the left tooth.
Hey, I have a gap between my front teeth, too, so I agree with your dentist; your tooth is fine. Because you have a gap between your teeth, you're able to move the tooth slightly because it has some room to move a bit; it's not jammed up tight next to your other teeth. Mine are the same way. Please stop pushing on it or you might indeed create a problem.
Okay I have a loose front tooth as well. I'm 17 years old. And honestly I haven't had a tooth brushing routine in a while until recently. I went to the dentist for a toothache and was told that my right front tooth has been traumatized from using my teeth to open things. I was also told that my left front tooth was a little loose and that tooth was not giving my problems. Now my tooth that ached is loose! What should I do? Can I lose my tooth?
Add me to the list. I'm 35 years old. Both front teeth feel loose at the moment. They never used to. I've phoned my dentist in a panic and made an appointment but it's 3 days away and I don't know how I'm going to survive the wait, I'm in a nervous meltdown!!!
Hey guys, we're all losing them together! Better than losing them alone...? =/
Well, I am 23 next month and it seems that for my birthday, I shall receive one less front tooth...It feels loose, and has a dead, foreign feel. I'm almost 100% sure the sucker is not long for this world and I don't know what I should do.
Assuming it is somehow able to be saved at this point, what would be the best to do?
And assuming it will not be saved, what should I do? I heard that after a tooth falls out, the gums close up where the tooth had once been. I also heard that there are fake teeth that can be permanently inserted in place of the original tooth, but assuming both of what I've heard is true, I'd only have a set window of opportunity to magically come up with the payment for the false tooth before the gums closed (is this true?).
So, is there anything I can do to prevent the gums from closing up, and how much would such a fake tooth cost?
If the suggestions are pricey, I'll still like the information, but also suggest the cheapest methods if possible.
Good luck to us all!
P.S, also, Advark is seemingly gone and without any way to contact him. He really knew his stuff it seemed and I'd like to contact him in any way possible for advice, so if anyone also has his info please pass it along to me, thanks!
Hey im 15 an i was weightlifting at school 3 days ago. i was on a decline bench, benching 195lbs an i didnt know my spotter had walked away an my arms gave out an the weights fell on my chin an rolled over my lip an rested on my teeth. then it was pulled off of me by other ppl in the room. now 3 days later i think my 4 front teeth on the bottom of my mouth are wiggling. i cant reach the dentists office for a while anyone have any advice. pleaseeeeeee help!!!