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sinking tooth ?

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 23, 2009
  • 01:30 PM

when i was a kid i had a sinking tooth and it was operated on, i can t remember what i t was called. I was told to keep an eye on it and get it looked at if it sank again i was told it was not that common.

I told the dentist and he thinks i am nuts, and he cant get any records from the orthodontist i was seeing for braces at the time.

Pretty much all that happens the tooth sinks into the jaw and keeps going, it aches, i was told the next step if the operation didnt work was to pull it out and put a capped screw or bridge in my mouth. That is all the info i know.

Any help would be great, a name or something to give the dentist to look up would be great.

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  • did you ever figure this out? I am experiencing the same thing.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2010
    • 02:13 AM
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  • did you ever figure this out? I am experiencing the same thing.my daughter has four sinking teeth and we have been advised they can fuse to your jawbone and can cause long term problems...we are off to the orthodontist tuesday
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 17, 2010
    • 02:39 PM
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  • my daughter has four sinking teeth and we have been advised they can fuse to your jawbone and can cause long term problems...we are off to the orthodontist tuesdayMy son has a same problem. What happend after the visit?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 26, 2010
    • 02:42 PM
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  • We have seen a dental specialist today as three of my 10 year old daughter's teeth are "sinking" - she explained that they were fused to the jaw bone and her other teeth were growing bigger around them and that they would need to be removed to allow her adult teeth to come through. She told me it was common!!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 26, 2010
    • 07:18 PM
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  • I have the same condition. I have been looking on the web and have found something called ankylosed teeth. I found this website particularly helpful: http://askanorthodontist.com/braces/what-are-ankylosed-teeth/
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