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My tooth just fell out
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An_224354 posted:
I am 40 years old, diabetic, with gum disease. I have had 3 loose teeth for quite some time. When I was leaving work, one tooth suddenly started feeling looser, like it was going to fall out. It was moving more than it has been. About 40 minutes ago it came out. No blood, no pain. I knew it was going to have to be pulled soon. I'm just concerned about the hole. Should I rinse my mouth with anything? I don't want to get an infection. I can't get to a dentist until morning.

What should I do?
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Zev Kaufman, DDS responded:
Dear Anon_29901:
There is no danger of any kind of infection at this point. Brush your teeth realy well over the area. However, it is imperative that you go to the dentist and have a comprehensive treatment plan for your dentition. If you let your teeth just "fall out" you will loose precious bone and if you need to have the teeth replaced, you will have very difficult conditions to restore.
Please go see a dentist.
Best wishes,
Dr. Zev Kaufman