Cleaning the mobile tooth of all bacterial sources may reduce
mobility to a certain extent.
- Teeth which are mobile by just a millimeter
are so can be splinted to the adjacent teeth.
- Teeth which
are loose and which move in all direction may have to be
Splinting is usually done using a thin steel wire, here
the mobile teeth is bond to the adjacent stable teeth in a specific pattern, so as to
attain maximum stabilization of the loose tooth. This procedure
might be slightly pain full. New methods have been devised
to completely eliminate pain.
What level of teeth mobility can
Mobility of 1mm can be treated successfully, but anything
beyond this level reduces the chances of success. Also teeth
loosened due to trauma have a better chance of success than
teeth loosened due to infection.
Is splinting painful? This
procedure is normally done under local anesthesia; hence
pain will not be a problem.
Splinting: stabilization of the mobile tooth by drawing
support from the strong adjacent teeth.
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