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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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 more
Keep the teeth clean: It is never a good idea to not brush your teeth. If the tooth that is loose is uncomfortable when brushing it govern how much brushing it gets. The teeth around it still need to be cleaned. Just do your best. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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?
11 yr old daughter:
I'm not sure what your question is. Should you wait for what?
Take her to the dentist for an exam and x-rays to check on the presence, location and eruption of the
permanent teeth. ...Read more
They should: All 20 baby should under normal circumstances have permanent teeth to replace them. Occasionally one or more permanent teeth may be congenitally missing. ...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
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'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
Not when numb: Before a dentist performs any procedure that may cause pain he or she will get the area numb. Once numb, you should not feel any pain regardless of how long the baby teeth roots are. ...Read more
See your dentist: Sometimes baby teeth don't loosen when the permanent tooth comes through and they may stay in place. Check with your dentist. They may want to remove the baby teeth in order to give your permanent teeth more room and prevent crowding. ...Read more
Nine months old and no baby teeth? Our daughter turned nine months sold last week and she still doesn't have any baby teeth. Should we be concerned? .
Not at all: Although average age of 1st tooth emerging is 6 months, the range is 3-18 months. Every child is different, so don't worry. There's nothing you can do about it anyway. Once 1st tooth erupts, make an appointment with a pediatric dental specialist. Don't wait 'till age 2-3. Kids who see pedodontists when 1st tooth erupts have 40% less dental expenses by age 5. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my top adult canines won't come in because the baby teeth won't move and the adult ones aren't in the right place. 1) will it hurt?
Ortho consult: I suggest you consult with a local orthodontist and oral surgeon who can examine the condition and advise you of the proper course of treatment. I have seen instances where the canines are exposed and brought into place, and other times where they are extracted. Each situation is unique. ...Read more
Bleeding gums: Generally its such a slow process and your mouth heals so fast you don't notice it. If the teeth are placky you can get bleeding. ...Read more
You don't: Mother nature does. As permanent teeth develop roots of baby teeth dissolve away and baby tooth falls out. Once baby tooth root has dissolved away enough, and the remaining crown starts to loosen, wiggling the baby tooth may help it fall out. If not sure, ask your very knowledgeable well-trained general dentist, pediatric dental specialist, or orthodontic specialist. ...Read more
Normally there are twenty baby teeth, ten in each jaw.
They start appearing by the age of six months and should be complete by about two and half years. They then start falling off from the age of 6 years and continue falling till about 13 years ...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
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