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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. ...Read more

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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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If my child is about to turn 7 and hasn't lost a baby tooth, should I be worried?

If my child is about to turn 7 and hasn't lost a baby tooth, should I be worried?

No.: Many children lose their teeth at a later age. This is frequently a family trait. Pulling the baby teeth does not make the 2nd teeth come in sooner. ...Read more

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Can you tell whether a tooth is a baby tooth or permanent tooth just by looking at it?

Yes: While it may take some practice and familiarity with dental anatomy, it is usually easy to tell a baby tooth from a permanent tooth. The biggest difference is the tooth's size. With few exceptions. Baby teeth typically look like smaller (1/2 size) versions of their permanent counterparts. ...Read more

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After you get a baby tooth pulled, how long does it take for the adult tooth to grow in?

Depends: It depends on why you needed to have your baby tooth pulled and where the permanent tooth is situated. At 16 most of the time all of the baby teeth have been lost and the permanent teeth erupted.
Your dentist should be able to give you an answer to this question since he knows your mouth. ...Read more

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My baby tooth never came out and all of a sudden it is sensitive to liquids. What is wrong?

My baby tooth never came out and all of a sudden it is sensitive to liquids. What is wrong?

Baby tooth: Retained by teeth can last for a long time but many of the, do develop problems. Just like your other teeth you may have a cavity, recession, or an infection in the surrounding gum tissue. See a dentist to find out what is going on no what treatment is needed. Many time retained baby teeth need to be removed at some time in adulthood. ...Read more

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I have a baby tooth that just came out. I'm 31 already, so will an adult tooth grow in its place?

I have a baby tooth that just came out. I'm 31 already, so will an adult tooth grow in its place?

VERY doubtful: You will most likely need an implant or bridge or other. If you do have a permanent tooth come through I want to know, because that would be a first for me. See a dentist for consult. ...Read more

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I am 18 and have one baby tooth left. It is feeling wobbly. What will happen once it falls out?

I am 18 and have one baby tooth left. It is feeling wobbly. What will happen once it falls out?

Unknown: It is unknown what will happen unless a dental x-ray is done to see if there is a permanent tooth available to replace. ...Read more

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Can you tell whether a tooth is a baby tooth or permanent tooth, if you don't recall it falling out?

Can you tell whether a tooth is a baby tooth or permanent tooth, if you don't recall it falling out?

Yes: You can tell because baby teeth look different than adult teeth. They are usually smaller versions of the adult tooth. If you still are not sure, visit your dentist and he or she can tell by looking at it or taking an xray. There you can also find out what happened to the adult tooth. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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