What does it mean when a tooth is mobile?
Tooth mobility is the horizontal or vertical displacement of a tooth beyond its normal physiological boundaries around the gingival area, i.e. the medical term for a loose tooth.
How do you treat a mobile tooth?
The mobile tooth can be treated by treating the cause first . Relieve the traumatic occlusion and correct the bite. Correction of the reduced bone level by adding the bone grafts. The grade 2 or grade 3 mobility can be corrected by splinting the loose tooth and restricting any movement.
How do you stabilize a loose front tooth?
One treatment plan for a loose tooth is through tooth splinting. Your dentist will attach a splint or stabilizer to the surface of your loose tooth then bond or connect it to the strong teeth near it. This splint will help your ligaments recover and your loose tooth to strengthen.
How do you splint a mobile tooth?
The most frequently used technique is to use orthodontic stainless steel wire, bonded on to the inside surface of the teeth with composite which acts as a splint. This method has some success but the metal wire is quite rigid, and this type of splint tends to come loose and fail in time.
Can a mobile tooth be saved?
Periodontal disease can cause teeth to loosen in their sockets. Grinding your teeth (bruxism) can cause teeth to shift. And traumatic injuries from contact sports or accidental falls can loosen or even knock teeth out. The good news is that loose teeth can almost always be saved if they’re treated in time.
How is the rubber cup placed?
The rubber cup should be filled with the appropriate polishing agent and applied to the tooth surface. Using a low speed, the revolving cup is then lightly applied to the tooth surface with light pressure, ensuring the cup slightly flares and slightly slips into the sulcus.
Can mobile teeth be saved?
Can a wobbly tooth be saved?
With the help of a good dentist, a loose tooth can easily be saved in most cases with Dental Implants. However, the chances of a loose tooth getting better by itself are very slim. This is why it is so important to make an appointment with your dentist immediately you notice that your tooth has become loose.
Can a loose front tooth be fixed?
As your gums heal, they will tighten around the loose tooth. So, if you have a loose tooth, don’t panic. Contact your dentist for an immediate appointment. There is a possibility that your dentist may be able to save your loose tooth using a dental splint or clean your gums so they can reseal the tooth.
Is it normal for front teeth to move slightly?
However, keep in mind, all teeth (both baby and permanent) are a little, teeny, tiny bit wiggly. This is due to the periodontal ligament fibers (tiny muscle fibers) that wrap around the root of the tooth. Any tooth movement beyond 1mm is not within the normal expected mobility and could be a sign of trauma or disease.