It can be a harrowing experience to have a loose tooth wobbling every time you try to eat or chew gun. It seems like a no-win situation as you either have to wait for the tooth to be extracted or become strong on its own so that it stops shaking away from the gums.
The causes of tooth becoming loose vary from damaged or lost gum tissue, misaligned teeth or even due to a previous orthodontal treatment. Periodontal splinting is and advanced form of dentistry where weak teeth are bonded together in a bid to make a single unit. This single unit tends to be stronger than the individual loose and weak teeth.
The simple and speedy process involves the use of composite material that is used to ‘splint’ or bond the weak teeth with stronger and more stable adjacent teeth.