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Baby Teeth That Don T Fall Out
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has four front silver baby teeth n 2 of them r super loose but they don't wanna come out! possible theyre all connected somehow?
Loose baby teeth: Rather than ask this questions online, where we are not able to clinically examine your daughter, have no x-rays of the area & no history of past treatment, please have seen by a dentist. Having said that, it may be just a matter of time before the teeth fall out naturally. However, they may be decayed or infected and only parts of the tooth may be loose rather than the roots. See a local dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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