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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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Mouth (Definition)

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


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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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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

If : If a baby or child’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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Baby teeth- how important are baby teeth? Can rotten baby teeth affect babies? When should I take baby to the doctor?

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

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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

If : If a baby or child’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

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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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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?

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

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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. .

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.


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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

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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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How many baby teeth are there?

Dr. Arti Jain Dr. Jain
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How many baby teeth are there?

20: 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

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Baby Teeth (Definition)

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