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Marvel Dental | Periodontal Splinting in Carson City


Jamie L. Marvel, DDS

410 Fleischmann Way Suite A

Carson City, NV 89703

(775) 884-3322

Periodontal Splinting (of Loose Teeth)


Loose teeth are uncomfortable, especially when you try to eat food or chew gum. The feeling of the tooth pulling away from the gum is enough to send chills down your spine. It seems 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 technique called periodontal splinting attaches weak teeth together, turning them into a single unit that is stable and stronger than the single teeth by themselves. The procedure is most commonly performed on the front teeth. The procedure is as simple as using composite material to attach, or splint, the loose teeth to the adjoining stable teeth. Not everyone is a candidate for periodontal splinting. Those with active and untreated periodontal disease are not candidates. Periodontal splinting will not "save" your teeth, but may prolong the amount of time you can function with them.

Carson City Dentist | Periodontal Splinting. Jamie Marvel, DDS is a Carson City Dentist.