Loose tooth and pain after scaling

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cariadqueen

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Hi All

I'm 31 years old and be the first to admit i have never really taken good care of my oral hygiene but over the last 12 months have really made an effort to turn things around.
I have been told i have gum disease and trying everything i can to bring this under control.
I went to the dentist as i have been getting pain in my lower left teeth around the wisdom area and the dentist took an x-ray and said the teeth look ok and he thinks the problems i have are due to my unhealthy gums so booked me in for a deep scale and polish this Friday just gone.
Ever since having the scale and polish i have had a constant ache in the offending area and also noticed the tooth next to my wisdom has become loose and its easy to move between my fingers.
I called for some advice this morning and was told this can happen and to leave it for a few days and if no improvement then to go back and he would take a look.
Has anyone else had these issues? i really feel like banging my head against a brick wall as im always in pain :cry:

Many thanks for reading :hic:
 
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Gordon

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It is a fairly common thing to happen and it would be best to do what your dentist has suggested.
 
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cariadqueen

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Thanks Gordon hopefully the tooth will firm up and the pain subside soon, do you have any idea how long this normally takes?

Many thanks x
 
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Normally a couple of days, might be anything up to a week, depending on how bad things were to start with and how fast the patient heals.
 
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Thanks Gordon, things seem to be improving now :)

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