Periodontal Splinting

Having teeth that are loose can cause discomfort, particularly when trying to eat certain foods.  The pain that can come from a tooth separating from the gum can be quite painful.  You may have to wait quite a long time for the tooth to be loose enough to extract it, or for it to become stronger and not be an issue anymore.

A tooth becoming loose can be caused by several things including pressure caused by tooth misalignment, orthodontic treatment, loss of gum tissue or injury.  Periodontal splinting is a new technique in which weak teeth are attached to one another.  This turns them in to a single unit that is stronger and more stable than the single teeth on their own.  The procedure is usually done on front teeth.  It is a simple procedure where a composite material is used to attach, or splint, loose teeth to adjoining stable teeth.  Tooth splinting has become very popular because of its effectiveness.

You shouldn’t have to live with loose teeth.  Speak with us today about scheduling a consultation.

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