I am a 28 year old male with a loose tooth in my lower jaw. If I count from the front backwards it is the 4th tooth in. I have healthy gums and visit my dentist (NHS patient) every six months for routine checks. I have only 2 fillings having recieved my 2nd aprox 1 year ago.
I have had orthodontic treatment as a child and have also had teeth removed as part of treatment due to over crowding. The tooth that is loose has been for aprox over 10 years. If it is knocked by hard food it will usually tighten after a week or so, however recently it was disturbed by eating something hard and I think it is on its last legs. This tooth is sits between a canine tooth and a back molar. So, in total in my lower jaw I have 4 big back molars, 4 smaller back molars, 2 canines, 4 incisors at the front and this one odd loose tooth between a small molar and canine. This particular tooth I believe should have been removed during my orthodontic treatment but for whatever reason was not. Now it is ready to come out and I will be left with a noticeable gap.
In your experience what would you recommend be put in place or what treatment is available?
Dr Rob Tennet
St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ