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Adult Teething Pain
See your dentist: At 46, you must be erupting your 3rd set of molars or wisdom teeth. Topical anesthetics such as orajel and anti-inflammatory medication such as aleve, (naproxen) may help. But at your age you need to visit your dentist and have an x-ray to determine where these teeth. Most often, they need to be extracted.See 2 more doctor answers
Too late: There is no purpose for that since you don't have new teeth coming in.See 3 more doctor answers
Not Necessarily: There most likely is no correlation between getting teeth later and them being stronger.See 3 more doctor answers
35: Most adults have a maximum of 32 teeth. The guinness world record for the most teeth in the mouth belongs to kanchan rajawat (india) and luca meriano (italy), both of whom had teeth 35 adult teeth as of 17 october 2008.See 1 more doctor answer
Accident: You can cause a bruise like situation in the gum tissue that supports the tooth if you bite down hard on something and you're not expecting it in the food. You can also get the same reaction from trauma to the teeth, such as running into a door, hitting your teeth on steering wheel in an accident, etc.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I have seen patients w 12 bicuspids instead of 8. Also extra molars. Sometimes an extra malformed tooth can be present called supernumary teeth. In the upper anterior it's called a mesodens. I have also seen extra lower incisors.See 1 more doctor answer
32: Adults usually have 32 different teeth, comprised of incisors, premolars, and molars. Each one has a unique shape, although left and right teeth are approximate mirror images of each other.
Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease (gum disease) is slow, chronic, painless infection of gums. If bacteria in plaque not removed (brushing, flossing), gums swell and bleed (gingivitis). Left untreated, infection progresses with deep gum pockets, bone loss, loose teeth. Bone holds teeth in place. As more bone is lost, teeth get loose. You should see you dds asap to determine if periodontal treatment can save your teeth.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Adult teeth can continue to move through out your life. They usually stop vertical movement when they hit the opposite tooth of functioning partner. If you loose a tooth then the neighboring teeth will move to occupy the space both horizontally and vertically. Check with your dentist to see what is applicable to your specific situation.See 1 more doctor answer
Broad Question: Age group for "young adults"? What part of the world do they live in? Access to dental care? Standard of care? There would be more specifics needed to answer, but this is something you yourself can research over the internet. A DMF index is often used, meaning Decayed, Missing, or Filled.
Tooth pain: Te most common reason for tooth pain is tooth decay. Other causes can be trauma, infection, gums disease, a bite problem, loose filling, broken tooth and more. See a dentist for an exam to find out why you are having the pain and what your treatment options are. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
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