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How can you tighten a loose tooth? or can you?

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How can you tighten a loose tooth ? or can you ?
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Well, it depends on why the tooth is loose.
If the tooth is loose from gum disease, curing the infection and allowing the gums to heal will fix the issue.

If that isn’t effective or not the problem, a procedure called splinting can be employed. Your dentist will connect the loose front tooth to its secure neighbor with a thin steel wire. Over the time the tooth may be able to stand on its own or if not, the wire will simply be left in place.

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I bit into an apple, can the tooth be saved ?

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