Doctor insights on:
Baby Teeth Coming In Out Of Order
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
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Yes, but...: They will all fall out if there is a permanent tooth under it to replace it. If there is no permanent tooth or the permanent tooth is in the wrong position the baby tooth may not come out on its own. If you are concerned you can see a dentist for x-rays to determine where you stand. ...Read more
Varies...: On average, 12 years of age is typical, but just this week I saw a little girl not quite yet 9 years old having lost all of her baby teeth already, and in the past I have had patients as old as 15 losing their last one. Having seen thousands of kids over the last 10 years I can honestly say that average is 12 and range of normal can be as wide as 8 to 15. ...Read more
You can't: Nature has a plan for losing baby teeth and replacement by permanent teeth. You really can't change that time table. If a baby tooth loosens, but doesn't fall out easily, there may be a number of reasons, including tooth/jaw malrelationship problems. If your child is exchanging teeth it's time to go for an orthodontic consult. Better too early than too late, which can cause complications. ...Read more
Depends: Every one has their own pain threshold and feels pain differently. Some can function quite normally and some need a few days to feel better. Baby teeth are generally easier to handle with much less discomfort. With adequate anesthesia there should be no pain during the procedure. Also I'm quite sure they don't need to be "cut out". ...Read more
By Gods plan.: The primary or "baby teeth" will become lose due to root resorption caused by the erupting adult teeth. When they become lose encourage your child to "wiggle" the tooth to make it more lose. Some kids will not move the tooth and some primary teeth have to be removed by a dentist. ...Read more
Simple answer: The permanent (adult) teeth are too large to fit into a baby's mouth until the jaw is fully grown. That first set of teeth (baby teeth) are good enough to get it through the growing stage of its life. Most mammals go through the same, two set, process. Hope it helps. ...Read more
If: If a baby or childâ€™s tooth or teeth are rotted; do not recommend that it be handled by removing it yourself or just waiting for it to fall out. Each place where there is a baby tooth, an adult tooth will grow in as the child gets older. It the baby tooth comes out too early, surrounding teeth may start to move into that spot. By, the time that the adult tooth comes in there may not be enough room for it, so that the tooth grows in crooked. If the child has rotten teeth, this can negatively impact self esteem. The baby teeth need to be in place so that the child can chew properly and for the development of his or her speech. A baby tooth that is rotten should be evaluated by a dentist who may elect to fill the cavity, put on a crown or in some cases pull the tooth (possibly putting in a bridge). If the child does not get dental care, this could lead to tooth pain and infection. A rotten tooth should not take longer to fall out. ...Read more
All of them: Over the course of a child's growing years and up to approximately 13 to 14 years old, the primary teeth are sequentially lost as the secondary teeth erupt. ...Read more
Talk to your dentist: Don't know how old you are or if there are other medical conditions; but would recommend that you discuss with your dentist if > 12 Y.O. ...Read more
Why when some children loose their baby teeth do the new ones come out crooked, while some other kids' don't?
Crooked teeth: This is a great question but difficult to answer with limited space. Basically, there are genetic factors, environmental factors, and developmental factors. All of these factors affect us in some fashion. Bottom line though, we are all unique and different and it's beautiful! Consult with an orthodontist to discuss options. ...Read more
I'm getting 3 baby teeth that won't come over taken out next week (not by chioce). Will it hurt? What is done to ease the pain?
Local anesthesia: Pain control is through injection of local anesthetic to numb the areas of the extractions. You will still feel pressure and pulling, but it should not hurt. However, I sense from your post that you are very anxious about this. You may want to talk to your dentist about being sedated (relaxed with medication) for the treatment. Sedation can make it a much less stressful experience! ...Read more
Should we pull very loose baby teeth? I have heard that it's better to let the child pull it out themselves, but our son just lets them sit there. Is it better for us to try and pull them, or let him do it? .
Needs help: If you can get your child to do it himself, great. Just don't forget to call the tooth fairy. If tooth "hung up" it can cause displacement of underlying permanent tooth. So if your son will not let you help, take him to the dentist. And while your at it, now that permanent teeth are beginning to erupt, it's time for your child's 1st orthodontic check up. Better to be early than miss a window. ...Read more
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
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
What happens if you pull out your baby teeth will it make your permanent teeth grow through faster?
Tooth removal: No. The permanent teeth develop on their own schedule. They are not stimulated to form faster if the baby tooth that is holding it's space is removed early. Early removal of baby teeth allows the remaining teeth to drift into that space. This will result in less space for the incoming permanent teeth. So if baby teeth are removed too early a space maintainer must be made and inserted in the mout ...Read more
Can you tell me if you pull out your baby teeth will it make your permanent teeth grow through faster?
See Orthodontist: Removal of baby tooth before root of permanent tooth is 2/3 formed can slow eruption of permanent tooth. Baby tooth extraction after permanent tooth 2/3 formed will enhance eruption. Before doing anything irreversible consult with an orthodontist, a dento-facial growth and development specialist. ...Read more
My 6yr old lost some of her baby teeth and when they started coming out again some are coming out at the back of the other. What can I do?
My daughter has four front silver baby teeth n 2 of them r super loose but they don't wanna come out! Possible they're all connected somehow?
Treatment crowns: Most likely the teeth are not connected. They are probably being held in by some extra bone or tissue. It would be best to have a dentist take an xray and find out why the teeth are not coming out like they should. ...Read more
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
I had four baby teeth with no adult ones under them. Two ofthem recently decayed and fell out but no other teeth have come. Were they susceptible because I had them so long?
Probably, yes!: Baby teeth are not designed to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, there are some people who don't have adult teeth to replace them, like you. I would suggest you seek professional dental care to be proactive and devise a treatment plan to replace all your baby teeth. It is important that the space be replaced with some type of artificial teeth to give a complete dentition. ...Read more
Is it best to let your child's baby teeth fall out on their own, or pull them out? Our son's beginning to lose his baby teeth, and he has one that's beginning to turn gray and just sitting there, not falling out. Is this something we can safely pull out a
Baby Teeth: Is safer to be removed by your dentist to avoid possible infection or further infection than pulling it on your own. Some cases can lead to aspiration and at times, they can be swallowed ...Read more
Teeth: Kinda. The permanent teeth will not grow any faster; however, if the root of the tooth is 2/3 of the way grown then it will erupt quicker once the baby tooth is removed. If the baby tooth is removed too early and the permanent tooth has not developed 2/3 of the root then you will wait a long time for the permanent tooth to erupt. ...Read more
Crooked teeth: Sometimes. If the adult tooth grows out and the baby tooth is still present then the adult tooth can grow in the wrong spot. If you pull or lose a baby tooth too early then this too can cause crowding because the teeth collapse together trapping the adult tooth. Best to consult with an orthodontist early (by age of 7) to monitor the eruption of teeth. Go to www.Braces.Org for more info. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Many teeth that are decayed do not fall out properly and on schedule. Regular dental check ups are required in order to first restore these teeth and to monitor the exfoliation of these teeth and make sure the permanant teeth replace the baby teeth. ...Read more
Braces: Although braces are placed on permanent teeth, an orthodontic consult should be done early on. With a complete treatment plan formulated, necessary extractions or appliances can be planned accordingly. Getting an early start on orthodontic planning, can minimize the time in braces and maximize the outcome. ...Read more
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