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my friend is 15, and her bicuspid/premolar tooth fell out, does that mean it's her baby tooth falling out , or did her tooth permanently fall out?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Delayed eruption?: It's most likely a primary (baby) molar that came out but your friend would need to be personally examined by a dentist to determine which tooth came out and if it's normal or not. X-rays would also be necessary to determine if this is part of a delayed eruption pattern or something more.
Dr. David Satloff
Pain Management 40 years experience
Mpst likely a baby: most likely a deciduous molar, check with a dentist
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Possible baby tooth: It may have been a baby tooth, my medical assistant lost a baby tooth at age 38. If concerned, see your dentist for examination.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Examination: Highly unlikely it's a permanent tooth. Probability is that it's a baby tooth. Question is whether there's an underlying permanent tooth to replace it, or perhaps the permanent tooth is congenitally missing. Your friend should see a Dentist immediately for an examination. If there is an eruption problem, or missing tooth, your friend is a candidate for "Posterior Bite Collapse." See Dentist.

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