Loose teeth are uncomfortable, especially when you try to eat food or chew gum. The feeling of the tooth pulling away from the gum line is enough to send chills down your spine. It can seem like an eternity, waiting for either the tooth to become loose enough to be extracted or strong enough to no longer be a problem.
Teeth become loose because of lost gum tissue, injury, orthodontic treatment, or pressure caused by tooth misalignment. A new technique called periodontal splinting attaches weak teeth together, turning them into a single unit that is stable and stronger than the single teeth are by themselves. Our periodontist most commonly performs this procedure on the front teeth.
The splinting procedure is as simple as using composite material to attach, or splint, the loose teeth to the adjoining stable teeth. Tooth splinting is a common procedure that has gained popularity due to its effectiveness, durability, and aesthetic appeal.
Life is too short to live with loose teeth. We encourage you to reach out to our periodontal office if you would like to learn more about periodontal splinting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Contact Periodontal Consultants at 215-463-6677 today for a consultation with our periodontist, Dr. Ali M Arastu.