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Baby Teeth That Don T Fall Out
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong question: The question should be why you are not addressing your child's infections. Each rotten baby tooth can damage underlying permanent tooth, infect the adjacent teeth, cause pain/fever/difficulty chewing/damage other organs/etc. Frankly, failure to treat these infections is Child Neglect. All children should see a General Dentist or Pediatric Dental Specialist by their 1st birthday. GO NOW! ...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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For children, Are molars permanent already at the first grow or are they baby teeth and need to fall out?
Primary teeth: The first set of teeth that appear are the primary teeth and will be eventually lost and replaced by the secondary teeth. This exchange starts at about 5.5 years old and can continue into the teens for some children. Your child's dentist should be able to advise you further. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I'm 30 years of age and still have four baby teeth left and one of them is about to fall off. So do i need a implant or will it grow back?
Retained baby teeth: In all likelihood, there are no permanent teeth to replace your baby teeth, although it is possible one or more of them are impacted and may never erupt anyway. Radiographs can determine all of this. It is usually best to replace missing teeth with implant retained crowns. You should consult with a qualified dentist in your area to evaluate and discuss your treatment options. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Is a cavity in a baby tooth worth filling? My daughter is 8 and losing most of her baby teeth. She has a cavity in one that will probably fall out soon. Do i need to get this filled? I don't want to cause her any more pain than I have to.
Fill the tooth!: Some baby teeth are meant to stay in a child's mouth until about age 10 or 11. If the tooth you are referring to is one of those teeth, it is maintaining the space for that adult tooth. That is why it should be filled. In addition, in today's world of dental medicine, a filling should not cause any pain! see your dentist to determine when that tooth should be falling out. Than make your decision. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
My 11 year old daughter only has 8 permanent teeth and the others are baby. Should we just wait the baby teeth to fall out? Is this a late eruption?
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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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