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Tooth slightly loose and tartar buildup around it. This is really the reason why I'm nervous...

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Vix

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Nov 19, 2009
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Ireland
I have this thought that a dentist is going to loosen my tooth (front bottom middle tooth) more while cleaning, perhaps even pull/knock it out accidentally during the cleaning process. The thought of pressure on this tooth is really freaking me out. But I know it's only going to get worse without attention. I have a painful knot in my stomach thinking about this.

Is this a realistic thought? Do dentists treat an area differently if there's a loose tooth?
 
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Gordon

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Oct 25, 2005
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Yes, we generally treat it a bit more gently. It's not that easy to take out a loose tooth, it might feel like it's hanging by a thread, but it really isn't!
Unfortunately it's going to deteriorate very fast if you don't get it looked at soon.
 
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Bobbykorn

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Mar 25, 2019
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Austin
Do you have any pictures? I have the same fear wit my bottom middle tooth . My tooth isn’t loose though
 
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