Alright so I know you get loose baby teeth because duh you have to lose them to get your adult ones, but my questions is this -
Is it possible to get loose ADULT teeth? And if so, what exactly causes that to happen? And if it can happen, how can you make sure you don't end up having that problem?
Also, how can you help keep a cracked tooth from getting worse? I have one and will have to wait a little bit until I can get to the dentist, but I'm absolutely TERRIFIED that it's going to crack even worse. Right now it's looking like it can be saved, but I'm scared that if it cracks worse, it'll need to be removed. So what can I do to be sure it doesn't get worse until I can get it taken care of?
I've never noticed myself doing that really, but who knows, I might do it in my sleep and not even realize. I'm going to have my mom call the dentist as soon as he's in again *which will probably be monday* and have her get stuff set up because I REALLY want to get this taken care of so it'll be over with! And I'm sure the dentist will be able to tell if any teeth are even SLIGHTLY loose? Because I'll be getting a full examination. I will be truthful, I've never been to a dentist before... I know it's very bad but it's true. We have AMAZING insurance, I've just never went because 1. I've never really liked dentists and 2. I've never really noticed any major issues I felt needed taken care of. I know that sounds stupid because you should go every year just to be safe and get things checked, but I didn't until now. I know that was very careless of me and I'm changing that now so I can get my teeth in better condition before SERIOUS problems set in! Oh and if what I said in the first sentence is true, would the dentist be able to tell if I had issues with "grinding" my teeth or not?
OMG! THANK YOU FOR THAT INFO! I'm going to do the toothpaste thing daily until I get to the dentist!
And this might sound icky, but I haven't ALWAYS brushed regularly... when I was little I hated to *like most kids*, I've now started brushing regularly. And I actually think there might be a chance that I DO have a loose tooth in the front, it's not really like you can notice it... but I don't know, it almost felt that way. But then again, maybe I'm just paranoid.
If you do have a tooth that's loose and it's not really too bad yet, can they do anything for it?
Yes you can lose your adult teeth for several reasons, poor care, physical contact to your mouth, as far as cracks , depending on the severirty of it, you may need a crown to make sure that tooth doesnt become absessed . Check your area to see where the neariest dental school might be. They are usually half the bill or greater than a reg dentist, and the qualtiy of treatment is much better, as they are graded . Also they are supervised and sometimes the work they do is checked by several supervisors so its safe!! and of course much cheaper. Good Luck 2 U
Of course you can lose your adult teeth - from bad mouth hygiene and a sugary diet or even eating something extra hard. Gum disease and receding gums are also causes for adult teeth getting loose/falling out.
As for your cracked tooth, you best get an appointment as soon as possible. Try eating soft foods or easy to chew foods until then. Also don't play with it with your tongue or fingers.
your loose adult too may be from grinding your teeth at night. do you do that? you can ask your dentist for a mouth guard to prevent grinding.
the crack in your tooth..I would call your dentist and schedule an emergency appointment so that you can get in and at least get your dentist's opinion on what is going on and what you can do till he can fix it.
You can get loose adult teeth only if you do not brush regularly or eat hard food items along with sweet one.Brush your teeth regularely and use mouthwash.For cracked teeth,apply toothpaste on the tooth and leave it for five minutes daily.For a better cure,apply dough on the tooth.It may look yukky but is beneficial!
Thank you very much for that info. My mom says I'm going to a regular dentist though since he's the closest. We have great insurance so I don't think we'll have to pay too much, I'd say our insurance will cover a very large part of the bill. I'm VERY thankful for that too!
yes. grinding is pretty obvious to see especially if you are a dentist. you should be going in for cleanings every 6 months, and since you have the insurance...GO DO IT! lol.
I am as soon as I can get an appointment!