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Hi, im a 29yr old male and had recently had my two top front tooth knocked back from a knee to the face. I believe my tooth is broken but its still attached to the gum the right side doesnt seem to be loose but the left side is. My question is should i go to the dentist asap i dont have any insurance or anything to cover it i need help.

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Michael - Absolutely you need to see a dentist.  Occasionally, the mobility you feel may not be a problem with the tooth itself.  Well it might not be the tooth injury, but the bone surrounding the tooth might be fractured, but the bone around the tooth might have been fractured, allowing the tooth to appear mobile.  For that rason you need to have yourself examined.  If the injury is due to trauma and the bone is fractured then the situation is medical.  If you can you and you might have medical insurance, you should see an oral surgeon.  If you have no insurance, then you might have a problem is nothing is done.  You could develop an infection.

So if you can, have that area evaluated.  I wish you well and hope the cure is simple.

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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired

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I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and I am available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.

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Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicine for over 20 years. Assistant Clincal Professor and State University School of Dentistry.

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American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

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BA -University of Connecticut DMD - University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

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National Honor Society (OKU), Philadelphia County Dental Society, Mosby Book Award, Oral Surgery Honors, Summa Cum Laude

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