Yes, they can. They can shift for a variety of reasons. I had a tooth shift forward a bit due to a cyst on the root.
will it continue to move forward on its own? i already have a overbite. last thing i need is this tooth moving even more. its depressing me and im so worried :(
it will most likely keep moving in the same direction. The cause is probably your bite, periodontal involvement (bone loss) or both. You should see an orthodontist or a periodontist to get you on the way towards addressing the problem.
Is it common for a dentist to tell you it's must that you get your tooth pulled because of bone loss, instead of trying to save the tooth.