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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can a loose lower molar be saved by periodontal treatment?

    The tooth needs to be extracted because of bone loss and some infection. Can it be saved by periodontal deep cleaning to restore healthy tissue?
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    Maybe, depends on many factors ranging from the health of bone around the tooth to general health/ medications you may be on.

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    Dentist usually assess loose teeth according to the amount of bone loss, measured in millimetres, and the degree of movement (Grade I or II or III) It is best to consult your dentist or get the opinion of a specialist periodontist. Some very loose teeth can be saved if the bone loss is minimal but even tight teeth with very little bone are lost quite quickly.

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