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A 45-year-old member asked:

is it possible for someone to have only baby teeth as they grow into adulthood?

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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Some: There are syndromes in which there are no permanent teeth. You should get a panoramic x-ray or image taken to check if there are permanent teeth present in the bone.
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes.: It is usually common for 1 or more permanent teeth to fail to erupt especially bicuspids. Please click the link below to read the difference between anodontia, hypodontia, and oligodontia.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Anything's possible: It would be highly unusual, however, to not have any of the 32 permanent teeth at all. Please ask your dentist for advice. The record in my office is a young man with only 12 permanent teeth. We optimally aligned those so that he could have the best possible restorations done.

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The gums above my two front teeth are swollen and I need them to go back to normal within 72 hours what do I do?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Brush, rinse, floss: Brush and keep them clean, floss them gently and try rinsing with warm salt water in that area specifically. Rinse for a minute or so or as long as you can. This should help it go away. If the swelling is not going away you need to see your dentist to have it checked out. Good luck.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How come when I smile wide my mouth trembles?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Essential tremor: This maybe part of an essential aka familial aka intention tremor. These are not serious but tend to run in families. They usually are seen most in hands when trying to lift things, are made worse by caffeine, stimulants and anxiety. If concerned consult a neurologist.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of an infected lip piercing?

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Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology 51 years experience
Piercing: Infections are characterized by redness, swelling and pus.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

What the best thing to use on infant heat bumps?

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Leave them alone: The best thing to do is to leave them alone. Try to get rid of the offending agent, heat, over bundling; consider an office visit if baby's skin does not improve. It may be eczema or another common childhood rash.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

My baby seem to forget breathing at night, is it normal?

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Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Probably!: Most babies pause breathing for 15 to 20 seconds in the first few months of life. If the breathing resumes spontaneously and there is no change in color it s usually normal. Make sure you take him to his doctor for a ceck up.

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