歯の浮いた感じ

English translation: it feels like the tooth is not rooted (firmly)

01:36 Dec 15, 2014
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Medical - Medical: Dentistry / Periodontal disease
Japanese term or phrase: 歯の浮いた感じ
I am translating a paper in which the terms "歯のぐらつき" and "歯の浮いた感じ" both appear as symptoms of periodontal disease.
I have seen both of them translated as "loose teeth" so I am wondering whether "歯の浮いた感じ" has any further nuance that would differentiate it from "歯のぐらつき".

Thanks in advance.
Shannon Spears
United States
Local time: 19:25
English translation:it feels like the tooth is not rooted (firmly)
Explanation:
This is not a compact expression, but I think I would describe it like this to my dentist. Loose teeth sounds all right for 歯のぐらつき.
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Yuki Okada
Canada
Local time: 17:25
Grading comment
Thank you for the suggestion! I used "tooth feels loose at the root".
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3 +2it feels like the tooth is not rooted (firmly)
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it feels like the tooth is not rooted (firmly)


Explanation:
This is not a compact expression, but I think I would describe it like this to my dentist. Loose teeth sounds all right for 歯のぐらつき.

Yuki Okada
Canada
Local time: 17:25
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you for the suggestion! I used "tooth feels loose at the root".

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