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Will all my baby teeth fall out eventually?

Will all my baby teeth fall out eventually?

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

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Can getting baby teeth out at the dentist hurt?

Can getting baby teeth out at the dentist hurt?

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 more

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Is it more likely for fillings in baby teeth to fall out just prior to child shedding tooth?

Is it more likely for fillings in baby teeth to fall out just prior to child shedding tooth?

Yes: As the permanent tooth resorbs the baby tooth root it may weaken the baby tooth crown. If this happens the filling may fall out. At that time the filling is no longer necessary as the nerve of the tooth is also resorbed. ...Read more

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What causes our baby teeth to fall out?

What causes our baby teeth to fall out?

Permanent teeth: cause root resorption and baby tooth exfoliates. ...Read more

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All my baby teeth had cavities. Help! will my adult teeth fall out too?

All my baby teeth had cavities. Help! will my adult teeth fall out too?

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

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2nd molars on top loose after wisdom teeth extraction? Are they going to fall out? also I grind my teeth at night to prevent Molar falling out????????

2nd molars on top loose after wisdom teeth extraction? Are they going to fall out? also I grind my teeth at night to prevent Molar falling out????????

Loose teeth: Grinding your teeth will only loosen them, not tighten them. To determine proper treatment for loose teeth requires first determining cause. May be malocclusion, tooth infection, gum infection, sinus infection, parafunctional habits, etc. See your General Dentist to start. Specialty referral may be prudent. ...Read more

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Does pulling out baby teeth really make permanent teeth grow faster?

Does pulling out baby teeth really make permanent teeth grow faster?

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

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Will my daughter's baby teeth still fall out properly if they have decayed?

Will my daughter's baby teeth still fall out properly if they have decayed?

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

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Will the delayed teeth underneath baby teeth push the baby teeth out or will it need to be pulled?

Delayed Eruption: Various factors play a role in when baby teeth come out. Sometimes, a baby tooth does need to be removed in order for the adult tooth to be able to come in. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Why might a baby tooth not fall out?

Why might a baby tooth not fall out?

See dentist: There ar4e many circumstances where a primary tooth is over retained. See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. A primary tooth may be over retained if the successor is not present, in such instances the dentist usually plans for an eventual implant. Contact your dentist to see what the particular situation is. ...Read more

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What causes a child to grind their teeth while sleeping? Baby teeth were ground down. I worry now about adult teeth. The child is 8.

What causes a child to grind their teeth while sleeping? Baby teeth were ground down. I worry now about adult teeth. The child is 8.

Sleep bruxism: The cause(s) of bruxism are not fully understood. Causes include stress and anxiety, sleep disorder, misalignment of teeth, aggressive or hyperactive personality. Give that baby teeth were ground down, i would recommend you see a pediatric dentist to evaluate the integrity of your 8 yr olds permanent teeth and strategies to keep your childs adult teeth intact. ...Read more

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Should i let my daughter's baby teeth fall out without brushing them?

Dr. LaMont Gee Dr. Gee
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Should i let my daughter's baby teeth fall out without brushing them?

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

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How do children's baby teeth fall out when it's time?

How do children's baby teeth fall out when it's time?

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

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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

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

Examination: Dentistry is generally not a DIY project. Baby teeth will fall out when ther roots dissolve away. If tooth is over-retained it may need help from your Dentist. But if tooth is not loose, don't try to remove it yourself. Simply put, you don't have the training, and there's too great a risk of problems.. Go see your Dentist, and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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When children have rotten baby teeth do they take longer to fall out curious

When children have rotten baby teeth do they take longer to fall out curious

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 more

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Can your tooth fall out while you are asleep?

Can your tooth fall out while you are asleep?

Yes: It must be very loose to do this. See your dentist to evaluate your situation. ...Read more

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Is it okay to pull out adult molars with cavities on them at home?

Is it okay to pull out adult molars with cavities on them at home?

Ouch!: Why would you attempt that at home? Ouch! please obtain a dental evaluation. Try to save the tooth if possible. If the tooth does need to be extracted, it is important to make sure that it is done correctly and completely, without trauma to adjacent teeth or anatomy. I am also thinking that if that tooth can be extracted at home you may have other dental issues that require attention. ...Read more

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Adult teeth growing in over baby teeth? Our son seems to have an adult tooth that is growing in front or a baby tooth without the baby tooth falling out. Is this something i'd need to schedule a special dentist appointment for? .

Yes!: You can't have 2 teeth in the same spot at the same time. So, if the baby tooth has not fallen out when it should the adult tooth will erupt in the wrong place. Once the dentist has removed the baby tooth the adult tooth may move into the space by itself, or it may need to be guided by an orthodontist. ...Read more

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When to take out wisdom teeth?

When to take out wisdom teeth?

Every mouth differs: Not every wisdom tooth needs to come out. Some come into your mouth is a good position that allows you to keep it clean and use it. Others come in at bad angles, or in positions that don't allow it to be kept clean. If they do need to be removed, it is better to have them out while you are still young. The older we get the harder our bone gets, so the extractions can be harder to do. ...Read more

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What causes our baby teeth to fall out?

Permanent teeth: cause root resorption and baby tooth exfoliates. ...Read more

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Will all my baby teeth fall out eventually?

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

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How do I get my baby teeth to fall out faster?

How do I get my baby teeth to fall out faster?

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

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How do children's baby teeth fall out when it's time?

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

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Why do we have baby teeth if they're just going to fall out anyway?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Why do we have baby teeth if they're just going to fall out anyway?

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

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When children have rotten baby teeth do they take longer to fall out curious

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 more

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Which baby teeth are supposed to fall out? please answer as soon as possible. Thanks alot!

Which baby teeth are supposed to fall out? please answer as soon as possible. Thanks alot!

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

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Do you have to pull out all your baby teeth, or can you leave whichever ones don't fall out?

Do you have to pull out all your baby teeth, or can you leave whichever ones don't fall out?

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

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All my baby teeth had cavities. Help! will my adult teeth fall out too?

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

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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

Examination: Dentistry is generally not a DIY project. Baby teeth will fall out when ther roots dissolve away. If tooth is over-retained it may need help from your Dentist. But if tooth is not loose, don't try to remove it yourself. Simply put, you don't have the training, and there's too great a risk of problems.. Go see your Dentist, and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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Will my daughter's baby teeth still fall out properly if they have decayed?

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

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Is it more likely for fillings in baby teeth to fall out just prior to child shedding tooth?

Yes: As the permanent tooth resorbs the baby tooth root it may weaken the baby tooth crown. If this happens the filling may fall out. At that time the filling is no longer necessary as the nerve of the tooth is also resorbed. ...Read more

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For children, Are molars permanent already at the first grow or are they baby teeth and need to fall out?

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

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Should i let my daughter's baby teeth fall out without brushing them?

Dr. LaMont Gee Dr. Gee
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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

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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?

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

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What causes baby teeth loose?

What causes baby teeth loose?

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

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Is it normal to put crowns on baby teeth?

Is it normal to put crowns on baby teeth?

Yes: Crowns are used on primary teeth if there is significant amount of tooth missing due to decay or fracture. They are also used if the tooth had root canal therapy, to protect the tooth. ...Read more

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What age should children lose baby teeth?

What age should children lose baby teeth?

Starts about six: Most children start losing their lower front baby teeth about six years of age. Followed by the upper front baby teeth about 6 1/2 to 7. ...Read more

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What causes our baby teeth to become loose?

What causes our baby teeth to become loose?

Dissolving roots: The roots on the primary teeth resorb as the secondary teeth push on them as they erupt. ...Read more

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Can children have baby teeth come in wrong?

Absolutely: And there can be many reasons, too numerous to mention here. To find out why the baby teeth are crooked, your child should see a growth and development specialist. See a pediatric dentist 98when only baby teeth are present, see an orthodontist once 1s't permanent tooth erupts, about age 7. Ask your family dentist for referral to the correct specialist. ...Read more

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