My false tooth keeps falling out, why do you think this is and what should I do about it?
Hi, I am 17 years old and I have had a false tooth since late 2010, before that I had a cap on my tooth, but then I got an infection after a root canal and then my tooth snapped off in my sleep. I then got given a temporary tooth on a pallet and I had that for from October 2010 to July 2011, then I got given a tooth which glues onto the next one.
I had no problems at all to until 21st July when it fell out in my sleep, I then got it glued back in on the Friday and it fell out again in my sleep that night. I then went back the following week to get the same thing done and they sent my tooth off, so I had to stick with my tooth on a pallet, but then I had to get a mould of my tooth done so I could have one remade. I then had to wait two/three weeks to get it put back in, I didnt have any problems with this one and I had had it in for a month, but then it fell out in my sleep again, is it possibly that I grind my teeth in my sleep?
Because I am not in a proper dentist, I am in the NHS walk-in-centre, my dentist is only in Tuesdays and Fridays, so sometimes it is hard when my tooth falls out because they could be busy or they might not be open when it falls out, Im really confused on what to do.
What do you suggest that I do? Should I ask my dentist if I can have a screw in tooth? Or am I too young for one of them.. I am 18 years old at the end of the month and I dont really want to have a tooth on a pallet for it..
It sounds like you might be grinding your teeth at night. As for a screw in tooth (a dental implant) you will need to pay separately for this as they are not available on the NHS. Maybe seek advice from another dentist 1st to see what all your options are.
Dr Andrew Moore
Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88