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most of a (two year ago root canalled) wisdom tooth came out last night while eating a fruit snack. it bled a little and it feels weird today. worry?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Infection: possible. Best to see a dentist as the rest of the tooth may need to be pulled.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Decay: It appears the tooth is decayed. I wouldn't worry, but I suggest you see your dentist. It may need extraction.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your dentist: for evaluation, x-rays and treatment options. Good luck.
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 44 years experience
See your DDS: Sounds like you broke part of your tooth. It would be best to see your dentist to have an exam and x-ray for an appropriate diagnosis. The absence of pain is not necessarily a measure that all is ok, good luck.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: Why did it come out? Fracture? Bone loss? Are you sure it was a wisdom tooth and not a 12 year molar? If part came out, where's the rest of it? Is there an infection. Please, you need a professional examination. Call your Dentist.

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Is it normal for bottom teeth to come in before top teeth?

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Yes: The bottom middle incisors are almost always the first teeth and usually come in around 7 months old. However it is not a concern if the top teeth come in first. If your child has no teeth at 15 months old, your pediatrician will likely recommend a dental visit.
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What does a supernumerary tooth look like?

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Anything: I personally have 2, they look like regular molars. Some are weird shaped, some are tiny teeth.
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Where can I find information on the net about dental health?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
ADA.org: The ada is the american dental association and should have a lot of resources for you. You could ask your locat dentist as well.
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 24 years experience
The Academy of General Dentistry is another good dental health resource...www.AGD.org
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