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Baby First Tooth Crooked
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Lower 2nd molar may over erupt, creating occlusal problems that may cause joint dysfunction. Upper 3rd molar smaller than 2nd and cannot be relied upon to erupt into the 2nd molar's position. It would be wise for your Dentist to refer you to an Orthodontist, a tooth positioning specialist, for guidance. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not if: You brush at least once per day for 5 minutes covering the cheek side, tongue side, tops and behind the last teeth, floss get regular check ups and keep sugars to a minimum. ...Read more
Baby Bottle Decay: The cardinal sign of baby bottle decay is rampant decay over the incisor area of a child's dentition. The reason why this is allow to happen is because nobody is watching. If parent are brushing and flossing their child's teeth every night and every morning, baby bottle caries would be non-existent. It is not like the dirty diaper that screams to be changed. A parent's daily watchful eye is needed. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?
See orthodontist: Assuming you mean baby canines, very common to transfer crowding from front to the sides. Does not eliminate crowding, moves crowding to where it can best be treated later, not advisable to remove permanent canines under almost any circumstances. Before you do anything have your child examined by an orthodontic specialist...1st orthodontic check-up age 7. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impacted wisdom tooth.How do I know if it's overcrowding my front teeth?Does crowding of teeth cause pain?Can overcrowdin be fixed by braces later?
Wisdom Teeth: It's controversial whether impacted wisdom teeth cause crowding or not. If you have pain, it's possible the wisdom teeth are the cause. Overcrowding can certainly be helped with braces, the best thing would be visit a dentist to check on the wisdom teeth and to see what the cause of pain is. They can also give their opinion of braces, it's almost always better to treat crowding earlier. ...Read more
Should not: Although there is a small amount of discomfort inherent in an injection to numb the area, once it is numb, removal of baby teeth should be painless. However, there is no local anesthetic that can remove the sensation of pressure, which you will feel. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughters baby teeth are crowded. Ortho wants 4 pulled but did not recommend an expander just braces phase 1. Why? Won't her adult teeth crowd?
Interesting: Usually when baby teeth are crowded the jaws are too small for all of the permanent teeth also. Removing certain baby teeth can allow front teeth to unravel so crowding is transferred to the back. Sometimes the crowding is so severe that arch development (expansion) can't overcome the amount of crowding. Your orthodontist has measured tooth size vrs space available. Ask for an explanation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Child with twelve baby teeth orthodontist put braces no overbite, no thumb sucking or overcrowding and no chewing problems is this common for an orthodontist not to advise a parent that there child has 12 baby teeth paid $2500 to have baby teeth straighte
Not unusual: If twelve baby teeth, then also would have twelve permanent teeth. You went through the first phase of treatment and should expect a second phase of treatment after 28 permanent teeth are present after a "dental age" of 12 years. Ask your orthodontist for more explanation. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Immediately : Baby bottle decay can start with the presence of food and teeth. If the babies teeth are not cleaned after each feeding, and the food is able to either pool or accumulate, you can be sure that decay will start to occur. It is best to start a routine of cleaning the food and drink from the child's mouth after each feeding to get them into the routine of good oral hygiene from an early age. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Maybe: Usually the root is exposed from the back part of teeth in front of the wisdom tooth removed creating a condition where these teeth will be symptomatic, particularly to cold or other stimulus. It will take some time for the bone to fill in the socket space left by the removed tooth. If you continue to have symptoms, see your treating dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your orthodontis: I agree that the "damon system" is the answer to everything response you got is highly misinformed and unprofessional. Short answer, yes, sometimes teeth do need to be pulled to get optimal results. See a couple of orthdontists and get a couple of opinions, and do not beleive anyone who says damon is the only, or even the best solution (studies definately debate this!). ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Tooth movement: After removal of wisdom teeth, it is highly unlikely that you will develop a perfect smile without orthodontic support. Any malocclusion you have before will remain after the surgery. However you can get braces at any age. Orthodontic consults are usually complimentary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone fragment 6 months post wisdom tooth extraction and dark spot around tooth root of next molar on x-ray. Dentist says not infection? Is he right?
Second opinion: I think your dentist is right. However, like all health care professionals dentists differ in training, experience, and in personality. Just look for the second opinion with an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons will generally provide good ethical second opinions, but there may be other factors that can influence their judgment (unlikely). Hope it helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer