A 45-year-old member asked:
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a tooth is loose. im 20. is it still possible that it is a deciduous tooth ?

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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. A dental exam and x-ray can confirm if the loose tooth is a deciduous or permanent tooth.
Answered on Aug 16, 2019
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.
Answered on Aug 16, 2019
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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 dental abscess, or some sort of localized periodontal disease.
Answered on Aug 16, 2019
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Possibly: Over-retained baby teeth, especially if there is no underlying permanent teeth, or if there is a malocclusion, is not uncommon. If it's a loose permanent tooth there may be some underlying pathology. Please see your Dentist to determine cause/cure.
Answered on Aug 16, 2019

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Dr. R Lee Hinson
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Yes. It is very easy: To tell the difference between a deciduous tooth and a permanent tooth.
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Dr. Randolph Thomas
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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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