Loose teeth nightmare - please help - urgent!
Please help me, I am terrified that my front teeth are going to fall out. It's a nightmare and I feel so scared!!!
I am 35 years old and have brushed my teeth twice a day without fail for my whole life. I use mouthwash most days but not always. As of about a year ago, I also use dental floss maybe once a month. I try to use mostly "sensitive" toothpaste but not always.
My symptoms began a few weeks ago, got worse over the last couple of days, and then today it felt worse after I ate lunch. Now I am in a state of extreme nervousness and made an urgent appointment with my dentist, although the earliest I could get is about 3 days from now.
The symptoms are as follows: An uncomfortable, loose, clicky feeling on my two front teeth; I can nudge them with my tongue and they 'click' into or out of place, there is far too much movement there. Also, some extreme sensitivity when brushing. When I looked in a mirror, I lifted my upper lip and saw a noticeable recession of the gums on my front teeth, with some discolouration (beige/brown) at the join between gum and tooth.
I last saw the dentist maybe 18 months ago. I once had a minor gum recession on a front tooth, which caused sensitivity but not looseness. At that time, my dentist told me, my teeth are perfect, but my gums are a problem. She said I had gum disease and ought to use sensitive toothpaste and brush carefully, which I have been doing, but now the problem has returned worse than ever and it might even be something worse. I would like to keep my perfect teeth in my mouth and not have them fall out please.
My diet is fairly good, occasional sweet foods but not much, occasional fizzy drinks but again not much. I don't know what I've done to deserve this problem, it's not fair, why should this happen to me, oh please no, oh God please help me I think I am losing my teeth, oh God, oh God what if it's cancer or something oh Jesus please help me this is terrible what's going to happen, I am only 35 this isn't right, this isn't right, why, why, why has it happened and what can I do to fix it, I dont know if I can wait for the dentist, what if the teeth fall out tonight in my sleep, this is a nightmare, please help me