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Has anyone ever had teeth splinted?

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Tracey

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Just wondering what this is? Dentist told me my two bottom teeth will need to be splinted because one is loose.
 
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Enarete

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Hi Tracey,

never had it myself but it means your dentist will put a piece of metal on the back side of your teeth so that the tooth won‘t be able to move. I saw this on a girl who had an accident and her teeth were mobile. The metal allowed the teeth to stay fixated until they recovered and got firm again. Anyway, it might be a good idea to ask your dentist before you get the treatment, it is important to know exactly what will get done.

All the best wishes
 
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Thank you I definitely will. I go tomorrow to get my stitches out from my extraction so I will ask him.
 
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I have one patient that I splinted all 6 of her lower front teeth via a Maryland bridge lab fabricated splint. This was a solid 20+ years ago. She still has all 6 teeth and the splint is holding. She does come in every 3 months and keeps it clean.
 
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I have just come back from dentist and my front bottom teeth are loose so he said he was going to put a splinter on , what I have it looks like white tape across the teeth and he did say he had used adhesive as well .
 
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Hi Tracy didn't realise it was you who asked about the splinter . You replied to me last night as I was really scared going to have extractions today . It went ok and so glad I had sedation , it was not as bad as I imagined and I was only in chair 2 hours instead of the four hours as they predicted .
 
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That’s great. I’m happy to hear you are done and now on your way to recovery. Each day gets better.
You had splinting? Was it painful?
 
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To be honest I was under sedation so didn't feel anything at all .i think it isa splint of course it's only temporary till my teeth are removed in 2 weeks
 
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