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What does a abscess baby tooth look like?

What does a abscess baby tooth look like?

Bubble: Most of the primary teeth with an abscess for a bubble on the gums under the tooth. It is a sack filled with pus that swells next to tooth. This can be painful or not, but it is unhealthy and dangerous. A white or yellow head may also be evident during this develops.

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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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Abscessed baby tooth with no pain or boil, is this normal?

Abscessed baby tooth with no pain or boil, is this normal?

See a dentist: Most likely, what you are seeing is something called an eruption cyst. Eruption cysts are not uncommon and are nothing to worry about. However, you must go to a dentist to determine if, in fact, this is an eruption cyst.

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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.

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What are symptoms of an abscess/infection under an impacted baby tooth (perm tooth grew sideways). Would I know?

What are symptoms of an abscess/infection under an impacted baby tooth (perm tooth grew sideways). Would I know?

Swelling: The gums around and under the baby tooth would usually be swollen and can be angry red to purplish-blue.

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Would it be obvious if you had an abscess/infection under an impacted tooth? What would be the signs/symptoms? I have a baby tooth w/ impacted adult.

Would it be obvious if you had an abscess/infection under an impacted tooth? What would be the signs/symptoms? I have a baby tooth w/ impacted adult.

Symptoms of abscess: There are often times that abscessed teeth are assymptomatic. However, swelling, pus, pain and sensitivity to hot or cold or pressure are indicators. If you have pain without a stimulus, it is a bad sign. Either way, it's time to see a dentist.

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Baby teeth- how important are baby teeth? Can rotten baby teeth affect babies? When should I take baby to the doctor?

Baby teeth- how important are baby teeth? Can rotten baby teeth affect babies? When should I take baby to the doctor?

Yes. Peds dentist: Rotten baby teeth can reflect more than poor hygiene, and can sometimes be a sign of a nutritional or systemic disorder. Although they will be replaced by adult teeth, rotten teeth and associated bacteria in the mouth have been linked to heart disease in adults. Get your baby to a pediatric dentist as soon as you can.

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If a mother took tetracycline during pregnancy, would the infant's baby teeth come out stained - or would they emerge white and stain over time?

If a mother took tetracycline during pregnancy, would the infant's baby teeth come out stained - or would they emerge white and stain over time?

Come out: The stain would be on the teeth as they emerge. It could be just on the primary teeth or also on the permanent teeth depending on what was forming while the tetracycline was taken.

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What is best for a 3 yr old. Baby root canal or getting the tooth pulled? I believe she has a abscess on her gum above her gray front tooth.

What is best for a 3 yr old. Baby root canal or getting the tooth pulled? I believe she has a abscess on her gum above her gray front tooth.

Baby root canal: I would suggest trying to keep the baby teeth as long as possible. Baby teeth help keep the space for the permanent teeth. However, if the infection cannot be resolved with a pulpotomy "baby root canal". Then I would suggest getting the tooth out to prevent chronic infection and possible damage to the permanent tooth bud underneath the gum.

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Can getting a baby tooth pulled hurt?

Can getting a baby tooth pulled hurt?

Baby teeth: Dentists are trained to take teeth out painlessly. A little topical or local anesthesia does the trick every time. Nothing to worry about.

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How to know if you have a baby tooth?

How to know if you have a baby tooth?

Dental x-ray: The only way to verify that all your baby teeth are gone is through a dental x-ray and your dentist examination. Hope it helps.

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Why do I have a baby tooth at the age of 28?

No permanent tooth: Usually this is a result of congenitally missing or impacted adult teeth. See your dentist and have a xray to verify a missing adult toooth.

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Is a pulpotomy necessary in a child baby tooth?

Is a pulpotomy necessary in a child baby tooth?

Big cavity/decay: Typically after a xray of the tooth your dentist may recommend a pulpotomy as necessary when the cavity/infection of the baby tooth is too big and deep to do a regular filling.

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Can a baby tooth be pulled early if it is looking infected?

Can a baby tooth be pulled early if it is looking infected?

Yes, but: The ability to anesthetize ("numb") the tooth may be reduced as often the infection will interfere with the effectiveness of the anesthetic agent.

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Can it hurt to get a baby tooth pulled out if its not loose?

Depends: It depends upon why it needs to be pulled in the 1st place. If there is not enough room it may be helpful in the short run... But just to pull a tooth for no reason can cause crowding problems later. Talk with your dentist about the pros and cons of removing a baby tooth for your child.

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How to tell whether a tooth is a baby tooth or permanent tooth?

How to tell whether a tooth is a baby tooth or permanent tooth?

Dental anatomy: You can tell by the size, shape, color, position, your child's age when tooth erupted, and appearance on x-ray. Ask hour dentist, he or she will know.

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Is it common to have your baby tooth removed and adult tooth bridged?

Is it common to have your baby tooth removed and adult tooth bridged?

Yes: But nowadays it is also common to place a dental implant. It depends on the amount of space available and the condition of the adjacent teeth. Ask your dentist what is best for you.

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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more