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A tooth is loose. Im 20. Is it still possible that it is a deciduous tooth ?

A tooth is loose. Im 20. Is it still possible that it is a deciduous tooth ?

Yes: Some people don't have all their permanent teeth. I would see a dentist, because either way you'll probably need some treatment. ...Read more

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Baby Teeth (Definition)

The first teeth which are shed and replaced by permanent teeth. The first primary tooth comes in at about 6 months of age and the 20th and last primary tooth erupts at around 2 1/2 years of age. The primary teeth are replaced beginning usually at about age 6. Also called baby teeth, milk teeth, temporary ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: deciduous tooth?

What is the definition or description of: deciduous tooth?

Deciduous Tooth: Any of the temporary first teeth of a young mammal. Also called baby tooth, primary tooth http://www.Thefreedictionary.Com/milk+tooth. ...Read more

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Is there a way to see if it is a baby/deciduous tooth or an adult tooth before it comes out?

Is there a way to see if it is a baby/deciduous tooth or an adult tooth before it comes out?

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 exceptionally advanced gum disease. Please see your family dentist now for evaluation and discussion of replacement treatment. ...Read more

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Why would a deciduous baby tooth abscess?

Why would a deciduous baby tooth abscess?

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 untreated, it can abscess. A deciduous tooth can be saved by having a root canal treatment, if a second tooth is not coming. Ask your dentist for a referral to an endodontist if they don't do root canal treatment on a primary tooth. ...Read more

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Do you think I should remove my deciduous teeth?

Do you think I should remove my deciduous teeth?

Hard to say...: Are you really 31? Are the teeth bothering you? Are they unrestorable? Are there impacted secondary teeth underneath? An finally, why do you want to remove them? This small space does not allow for a meaningful answer, so consult with a local dentist that can examine you and answer these questions. ...Read more

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How can resorption work in the exfoliation of deciduous teeth?

How can resorption work in the exfoliation of deciduous teeth?

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. ...Read more

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When are all deciduous teeth gone?

When are all deciduous teeth gone?

Usually 12-14 yrs: Most teenagers lose their last deciduous teeth (second primary molars) between 12-14 years old. If a person is congenitally missing the replacement permanent tooth then they may retain the baby tooth until they are in their 20's and possibly even into their 40's. ...Read more

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What is the endodontical treatment of a deciduous teeth or a teeth that apexification is not complete?

What is the endodontical treatment of a deciduous teeth or a teeth that apexification is not complete?

See pedodontist: Baby teeth with infected root canal is a common problem. Early lose of a deciduous teeth can lead to a development problems. Thus is important to preserve the baby teeth. There are two kinds of endodontic treatment done on baby teeth: vital pulp therapy and non-vital pulp therapy. Your pedodontist will give you more information so you can decide whether to do a root canal or extraction. ...Read more

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I extracted the deciduous teeth 6 months ago, how much longer will I have to wait?

I extracted the deciduous teeth 6 months ago, how much longer will I have to wait?

For what?: Are you 37 years old as you posted? Are you waiting for the permanent teeth to erupt? We need more information. A dentist who can examine you and see x-rays of your mouth or whomever you are referring to can answer that question for you. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference of crown to root ratio between deciduous and permanent teeth?

Please help! what is the difference of crown to root ratio between deciduous and permanent teeth?

It's the same ratio: The crown to root ratio for permanent teeth and primary teeth are the same: one third of the total length of a tooth is the crown and two-thirds is the root. Obviously, the entire tooth of a deciduous tooth is smaller compared to the permanent tooth. ...Read more

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If the deciduous teeth are eventually replaced by permanent teeth , why do you get them in the first place?

If the deciduous teeth are eventually replaced by permanent teeth , why do you get them in the first place?

Proper development: Teeth erupt in a specific sequence to allow children to develop bones, muscles, and speech normally. Teeth are important in not only eating and learning speech, but in the normal development of the face and jaws. Any changes in this sequence by early loss of teeth, or untreated dental infections, can have serious and long-term effects on a child's physical and mental well. ...Read more

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What age do you loose your last baby tooth? If a 14 year old child has a lot of plaque build up on their teeth can this prevent baby teeth from falling out? Is it normal for a 14 year old to still have some of her baby teeth? Is plaque black in color and

What age do you loose your last baby tooth? If a 14 year old child has a lot of plaque build up on their teeth can this prevent baby teeth from falling out? Is it normal for a 14 year old to still have some of her baby teeth? Is plaque black in color and

As : As stated by the other docs the black buildup is probably tarter that needs to be professional removed. It is not the cause for retaining baby teeth. Usually we would expect these all to be lost somewhere between 11-12, although slower patterns of these teeth being lost are not always abnormal. Have your dentist check this out to determine if any intervention is necessary by an orthodontist or if it's ok to let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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Im 15 and I have a few baby teeth left and one of my teeth is loose and I'm not sure if that's a baby tooth or not. I'm a little concerned thank you?

Im 15 and I have a few baby teeth left and one of my teeth is loose and I'm not sure if that's a baby tooth or not. I'm a little concerned thank you?

If you're under 16yr: Thanks for your interest in HealthTap. Your question might not get answered if you are under age 16 years and writing your own questions. Have a trusted adult or parent submit your questions, using your account to ask about your concerns. There are many pediatricians on HealthTap with a great deal of expertise, but they look for questions submitted by adults on behalf of teens or younger children. ...Read more

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How long will the upper front tooth take to grow after a child looses his baby teeth?

How long will the upper front tooth take to grow after a child looses his baby teeth?

Age 6 To 8: "baby" teeth fall out usually when the permanent ones start pushing them out. Sometimes kids loose baby teeth for other reasons. Most lower and upper incisors erupt by age 6 to 8. There is also familial variants. As when parents got their adult teeth! ...Read more

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I'm 22 and was told I still have baby teeth well I just lost one tonight and was wondering if it was a permanent tooth or a baby tooth how can I tell?

I'm 22 and was told I still have baby teeth well I just lost one tonight and was wondering if it was a permanent tooth or a baby tooth how can I tell?

You can't: But a Dentist can. It's probably a baby tooth, but you will have to be examined to be sure. Take the tooth with you. Also it's important that the tooth be replaced to prevent Posterior Bite Collapse, other teeth collapsing into are where tooth was lost, which can cause serious bite problems. ...Read more

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I still have a baby tooth where my adult incisor (if right name) is supposed to be. Is that bad? Normal? Why do some baby teeth don't come out?

I still have a baby tooth where my adult incisor (if right name) is supposed to be. Is that bad? Normal? Why do some baby teeth don't come out?

Not normal: Usually means underlying permanent tooth is impacted or congenitally missing. As permanent and baby teeth are not the same widths, over retained baby tooth can cause bite irregularities. Ask your Dentist if the services of an Orthodontist would be prudent. ...Read more

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If a baby tooth is loose and there is no teeth coming out, Is it possible that the permanent teeth will grow after the baby teeth has fallen out?

If a baby tooth is loose and there is no teeth coming out, Is it possible that the permanent teeth will grow after the baby teeth has fallen out?

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. X-ray images can verify for you. ...Read more

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How to help loose baby teeth come out? My daughter has a loose tooth that she wants to hurry up and have come out. Is there anything she can do to help loosen it, or should she just leave it alone and let it run its course? .

How to help loose baby teeth come out? My daughter has a loose tooth that she wants to hurry up and have come out. Is there anything she can do to help loosen it, or should she just leave it alone and let it run its course?


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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, bite into them & have had some success in speeding up the process. But sometimes, you just can't do anything to control mother nature. Have patience, it will happen. ...Read more

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Can a permanent tooth come in while a baby tooth is still in place? I've noticed what looks like another tooth coming in behind one of the baby teeth in the front of our daughter's mouth. Is this possible? Is this something i need to call my dentist about

Very common: We see this a lot, especially in children with arch length insufficiency (crowding). As a general rule children should have their first check up with a qualified orthodontic specialist at age 7. This is especially true if you, as a non-dentist, recognize that there are anomalies. Please ask your general dentist for a referral now. There is nothing to be gained by waiting. ...Read more

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What causes our baby teeth to become loose?

What causes our baby teeth to become loose?

Dissolving roots: The roots on the primary teeth resorb as the secondary teeth push on them as they erupt. ...Read more

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What to do if i still have baby teeth and im 18, i'm looking for an alternative for braces?

What to do if i still have baby teeth and im 18, i'm looking for an alternative for braces?

Two issues:: The first issue is whether or not you need orthodontics due to a malocclusion (bad bite) or for esthetic reasons. The second issue is how to deal with the baby teeth. If your occlusion is bad, only conventional orthodontics or invisalign can improve that. If the baby teeth need to be removed, i would recommend implant supported crowns. You will need to discuss all these issues with your own dds. ...Read more

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What causes baby teeth loose?

What causes baby teeth loose?

You don't: Mother nature does. As permanent teeth develop roots of baby teeth dissolve away and baby tooth falls out. Once baby tooth root has dissolved away enough, and the remaining crown starts to loosen, wiggling the baby tooth may help it fall out. If not sure, ask your very knowledgeable well-trained general dentist, pediatric dental specialist, or orthodontic specialist. ...Read more

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Im 24 i still have one of my baby teeth i never lost.Is this bad ?

Im 24 i still have one of my baby teeth i never lost.Is this bad ?

Retained baby teeth: In an adult are often associated w missing permanent teeth. The adult tooth simply wasnt there to help the baby tooth exfoliate. A thorough dental exam will confirm this. The baby tooth has likely helped "hold a space" where the permanent tooth should be. Get w your dentist to evaluate your situation and discuss/plan what might need to be done in the future if, or when, the baby tooth is lost. ...Read more

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Should i get my baby teeth pulled out if i still have them at 18?

Should i get my baby teeth pulled out if i still have them at 18?

Retained baby teeth: Not necessarily. The question of keeping or removing those baby teeth depends on why they are still there. If there are no permanent to replace them then keeping the baby teeth, if they are healthy, is a good idea, assuming they are toward the back. Get some x-rays and discuss your options with your dentist. ...Read more

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Deciduous Tooth (Definition)

Any of the temporary first teeth of a young mammal. Also called baby ...Read more