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Bone Grafts Ask The Periodontist Marie Schweinebraten Question:
Regenerative bone graft: I had a bone graft done on my bottom two front teeth due to bone loss from a localized infection.

It has been four weeks and the teeth are still pretty loose. How long will it be before they tighten up?

Also, it is almost impossible not to touch the teeth and move them when I talk or eat or even brush and floss. Is the movement keeping it from tightening up and if it hasn't tightened after four weeks, will it ever? ...Visitor from Houston TX

Answer:
Bone grafts take several weeks to heal, so four weeks is not enough to tell if the teeth will tighten up more then they have at this point.

It is true that biting on them and continuously moving them will slow down the process and may keep them from tightening.

Your periodontist or dentist should check your bite to make sure it is not placing too much stress on the teeth. Sometimes they will need stabilized with either a mesh, wire, or acrylic until healing is complete.

Again, your dentist can evaluate this for you.

Marie C. Schweinebraten, DMD
Atlanta Periodontist
2925 Premiere Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
(770) 623-0930

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