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a tooth is loose im 20 is it still possible that it is a deciduous tooth

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Some people do not lose all of their deciduous (baby) teeth and retain them as an adult if there is not a permanent tooth developing to take its place ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes. It is very easy: To tell the difference between a deciduous tooth and a permanent tooth.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See Pediatric DDS: for a panoramic x-ray to monitor your child’s dental development and teeth eruption is important.
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Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
50 years experience Dentistry
She : She can keep wiggling it with her fingers. Some of our little patients also have been encouraged to eat more thjan their share of apples. Not cut up ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Very carefully: Your dentist or oral surgeon has the proper tools and training to remove the tooth even if it does not seem loose to you. Sometimes, depending on roo ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not necessarily: It depends on the length of the roots, if they are curved, and which tooth it is.. Best bet is to let your dentist take a look. If necessary you will ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Casimir
6 years experience Dentistry
No problem.: While it's always a good idea to try and keep your natural teeth, sometimes it's not always possible for a number of reasons. Fortunately, people adap ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Dhankhar
17 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: Incipient carious lesions are always white then turn yellow, brown and black.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Atypical: Missing permanent teeth are more common than extra permanent teeth. Extra teeth don't fit into the arch and can cause malocclusion. Talk to your den ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: The gum swelling may very well be part of the disease process that warrants removal of the tooth. If your health allows, and do not take any blood thi ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Never: Once the permanent tooth is extracted it will never reappear. Deciduous teeth, otherwise known as milk teeth, baby teeth, temporary teeth and now more ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Titanium root: A dental implant is a titanium screw that is place into your jawbone to act as an anchor for either a post/crown, bridge, or to help secure a removabl ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes, if necessary: It is better to have the infection under control, but certain instances call for the immediate removal.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dentist can: But you need to have the dentist determine if the tooth can be restored. You don't want to extract a tooth that can be easily restored. See a local de ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It could be: If the secondary tooth is erupting a bit off axis, the primary root will still be present preventing the adult tooth from erupting in it's proper posi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Good indication: Then again, if the tooth has an amalgam filling, it may be stained from that, too. No need to self diagnose these problems.. Let your dentist take a r ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
Second opinion: If unsure, go for a second opinion. An onlay may be more conservative if needed, but you need to evaluate clinically and radiographically to make a lo ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Periodontal disease: If you can wiggle your molar it sounds like you have gum disease that is destroying the bone support for your tooth. The pain may mean that the tooth ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve irritation: It is possible that there is swelling and inflammation that is causing pressure on a nerve causing the symptoms. You should see your doctor to make s ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
Ask dentist: you can have it removed under local anesthesia. infection or inflammation of teeth can cause problems for fetus too
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
A chronic abscess: May be painless, with symptoms of its presence even as it continues to grow inside the jawbone. Or the area of infection may be walled off by a fibrou ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Decay on baby teeth: Not only do baby teeth allow a child to eat and chew properly, they hold a space for the permanent tooth. Untreated decay could lead to an infection t ... Read More

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