Teeth clicking out of place??!

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I’m 15 and this has been going on for a month or so. So, a month or so ago, my left front tooth started popping or clicking out of place, when this occurred there was no pain what to ever, but after my dentist appointment, which was a regular cleaning (December the 22nd), I noticed that the popping and clicking have gotten worse! Now my left and right front teeth both pop and click out of place.

Basically, whenever my tongue touches or pushes on the back of my gum, where my front teeth are, I feel them push forward with a pop or click like sensation. This brings me no pain. Though, it has gotten worse to the point where if I swallow, smile or drink water they will pop/click! I’m scared that I will lose my teeth for I’m ONLY 15!

I went to see a Dentist yesterday, she took x-rays and told me that my teeth were fine. There was no “obvious cause” of why this was happening and she told me to see an orthodontist. But, turns out, she was just some type of therapist! So I don’t know if I can trust what she said or not...

The clicking and popping is truly diving me crazy to the point where I’m scared to drink water and I had to change the way I swallow. I find myself crying a lot over this and it’s causing me a lot of stress. I have thought about if I unconsciously grind/clench my teeth when I’m sleeping, but I have never woken up to any type of pressure or pain in the morning. (Though I do have frequent nightmares).

I don’t know when I will see the orthodontist but I’m scared that my two front teeth will fall out! When I push my tongue on them and put my nail on the front, I can feel them move more than the standard 1mm...

I did see a specialist in braces maybe, one or two years ago, and he said that I don’t need braces but I understand that teeth shift sometimes and it might have something to do with my bite but I have no idea what type of things can fix this? Braces? Crowns? Bridges? Do I need a recliner?

Please help me! What do I do? What does it mean? Will my teeth fall out?
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Do you have braces?
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(Original post by thrivingfrog)
Do you have braces?
No, the specialist said I didn’t need braces because my overbite was considered normal
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I had this a couple of years ago, I went to the dentist very distressed so I understand how you feel! I had gingivitis and they cleaned the areas where it had started, within a day or so after that the clicking stopped and never came back. My dentist also said there was no cause but he eventually found the plaque right at the back of my mouth. I'd advise you to go back and insist something is wrong, but I know how hard doing that can be. I promise you will be okay!
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I had this a couple of years ago, I went to the dentist very distressed so I understand how you feel! I had gingivitis and they cleaned the areas where it had started, within a day or so after that the clicking stopped and never came back. My dentist also said there was no cause but he eventually found the plaque right at the back of my mouth. I'd advise you to go back and insist something is wrong, but I know how hard doing that can be. I promise you will be okay!
I had a dentist person look at my teeth yesterday, she took an x-ray and everything. She said there was nothing wrong and she just noticed some swelling in my gums, she went in with a mirror too and I’m unsure as to if she found anything or not because she brought in a dentist (The person looking at me was some type of therapist thingy, I don’t know what they’re called) and the dentist said something about a low bite which I’ve had for a long time... I‘m going to talk to my mother about it tomorrow and insist she gets me in again for a second look because it just keeps getting worse...
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I hope you get this sorted when you do go back, the swelling is likely the beginning of gingivitis like I had. The only reason your teeth feel they are clicking is the softening of your gums because of the gum disease(totally treatable at your stage) Hope I've been helpful but try keep your teeth as clean as possible until your next visit.
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(Original post by okaywellyes)
I hope you get this sorted when you do go back, the swelling is likely the beginning of gingivitis like I had. The only reason your teeth feel they are clicking is the softening of your gums because of the gum disease(totally treatable at your stage) Hope I've been helpful but try keep your teeth as clean as possible until your next visit.
If I do get treatment, if it is gingivitis, will my “softened” gums go back to normal?
And I’m not too sure if it would be gingivitis because I may or may not be clenching my teeth in my sleep, because I have a lot of nightmares...
What if it’s not gingivitis? When I went to my last checkup, they said everything looked fine, and before that, on the 22nd, I had a regular teeth cleaning. If I had the build up they would have told me that I may have gingivitis, right?

How long did yours click for before you got treatment?
What is the treatment at this stage?

I’ve recently been getting pain in the gums that hold my front teeth, the area where the gum meets the front teeth, the back of the front teeth and the sides of both front teeth... It seems that it keeps getting worse and my mother doesn’t think I have gingivitis, (I clean my teeth three times a day)

I don’t know what to do... When I went last time they looked at all my teeth, they would have told me if I did have gingivitis right? If I don’t have it then it’s something else and I don’t know what else it could be other than teeth clenching, but I can’t stop that because I don’t know how, do I put something in my mouth before I go to bed or something? I don’t own a recliner, I’ve never had braces and this has been going on for 2 months or so...
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I had the clicking for about a couple of weeks before my dentist could see me and yes if they do treat you with gingivitis your gums will go back to normal- the same with practically any other gum disease. I too grind my teeth in the night and have to wear like a rubber shield over my bottom set of teeth when I go to bed, took some getting used to but now it feels normal to me. If the next time you see them they say defo not gum disease give the shield a try and see if they get better after some time wearing it at night. I understand you feel extremely distressed but your dentist will know best and is there to help you so explain to them everything thats been going on and get that shield.
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(Original post by okaywellyes)
I had the clicking for about a couple of weeks before my dentist could see me and yes if they do treat you with gingivitis your gums will go back to normal- the same with practically any other gum disease. I too grind my teeth in the night and have to wear like a rubber shield over my bottom set of teeth when I go to bed, took some getting used to but now it feels normal to me. If the next time you see them they say defo not gum disease give the shield a try and see if they get better after some time wearing it at night. I understand you feel extremely distressed but your dentist will know best and is there to help you so explain to them everything thats been going on and get that shield.
Okay, thank you so much, I’ll take what you've said into account
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