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

A 45-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
Dr. Scott Williams
12 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Some people don't have all their permanent teeth. I would see a dentist, because either way you'll probably need some treatment.
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Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
32 years experience Dentistry
Loose Tooth?: By the time that you are 20, a dentist ought to have informed you if you still have a deciduous tooth. Other causes for loose teeth are a low grade de ... Read More
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A 44-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.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Radiograph: Your dentist will have a radiograph of the tooth in question and can make that determination.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Different anatomy: Baby teeth are sized and shaped differently than permanent teeth. Additionally permanent teeth don't fall out on their own unless you have exceptiona ... Read More
A 34-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.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Loose baby tooth: Baby teeth usually get loose when the permanent tooth is ready to erupt, even if you don't see it. See your dentist for an exam, and x-rays to make su ... Read More
Dr. Ronald Hsu
17 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Yes...: Short and quick answer is yes. Permanent teeth sometimes experience difficulties cutting through the gums so it take a little longer but they do come ... Read More
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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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
29 years experience Endodontics
Decay: A deciduous tooth, like a secondary or permanent tooth can have an abscess if bacteria get into the pulp tissue. Bacteria decay the tooth, and if untr ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
39 years experience Pediatrics
Age 10 to 12 years : Last set of baby teeth to be lost are the second molars that come in around two to three years of age.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Why?: We can't advise you with no information supplied. What's the problem? What's the issue?
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Root-b-gone: Resorption of the roots of deciduous teeth triggered in part by the advancing permanent teeth is why they get loose and fall out easily.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Primary teeth: Deciduous (primary teeth) are all gone when there are none left in your mouth. This usually occurs when you are in your early to mid teens. In some in ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Answer:: A General Dentist or Pedodontist (depending upon the age of the patient) should discuss treatment options for these types of situations and refer you ... Read More

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