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What can be done for a bicuspid tooth in 9yr old?

What can be done for a bicuspid tooth in 9yr old?

Depends on: The problem. If just decay then a filling should do. If deep decay then perhaps removal of some of the decay with a sedative dressing being placed to allow the root to finish formation and in 6 months a final filling with removal of the remaining decay, sometimes a root canal with apexification so the root finishes forming. As always brushing is paramount. ...Read more

Bicuspid (Definition)

It refers to teeth with two cusps or bumps. The bicuspids are usually located between the molars which have 4 to 5 cusps and the cuspids or eye teeth which have one cusp. Most people have 8 ...Read more


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I have a loose tooth at the side, believe its called a bicuspid tooth, what to do?

I have a loose tooth at the side, believe its called a bicuspid tooth, what to do?

Call your dentist: There is nothing pleasant about having a loose tooth. You should make an appointment with your dentist immediately, so that he/she can determine the underlying cause and apply the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Doesextracting 1 bicuspid tooth (premolar) for an overbite cause negative effects?

Doesextracting 1 bicuspid tooth (premolar) for an overbite cause negative effects?

UnilateralExtraction: Unfortunately, the unilateral extraction of a bicuspid may cause mid-line shift during space closure. Therefore, premolars are normally extracted bilaterally. ...Read more

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What are the chances of teeth moving into the spot in which a bicuspid tooth was extracted? 21 years of age?

Pretty good: There is a pretty good chance that your teeth will shift somewhat over an extended period of time. Posterior teeth tend to lean mesially and opposing teeth super-erupt into the space. Replacement would be wise to maintain a healthy mouth. ...Read more

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I need a root canal in top right bicuspid. Its sensitive to eat on that side bc of the tooth. Pull, or save it? Would other teeth shift into the spot?

I need a root canal in top right bicuspid. Its sensitive to eat on that side bc of the tooth. Pull, or save it? Would other teeth shift into the spot?

Save it: Other teeth may drift into the defect, but will not be straight. Food trap will cause periodontal problems in the long run. It will cost more to replace it than fix it. ...Read more

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I lost two of my lower bicuspid teeth on both sides. Can I use braces to fix the gap? I don't think I need tooth extraction because my teeth are not crowded.

I lost two of my lower bicuspid teeth on both sides. Can I use braces to fix the gap? I don't think I need tooth extraction because my teeth are not crowded.

Criteria: As a 19 year old, if the rest of your teeth are in correct position, and your occlusion (bite) is normal, it would be best to replace those missing teeth with implant supported crowns and as soon as possible to prevent drifting of your remaining teeth. Otherwise I recommend that you consult with both an orthodontist and restorative dentist to work as a team & decide what treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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Had a root canal in a bicuspid, to be crowned. Recently the tooth and that side of my jaw feeling tired, sign of infection?

Had a root canal in a bicuspid, to be crowned. Recently the tooth and that side of my jaw feeling tired, sign of infection?

When was root canal?: How long ago was the root canal performed on the tooth? What is on the tooth now? Was the tooth infected at the time? Did you need antibiotics? Was it done by a specialist? Please make sure you have an x-ray before the crown is placed as soon as possible to prevent potential pain and swelling. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm only chewing with my premolars and 1st molars feels like. I think that why molars are leaning in? Happened after I got a tooth chip grind & bonded

I'm only chewing with my premolars and 1st molars feels like. I think that why molars are leaning in? Happened after I got a tooth chip grind & bonded

Replace It.: When a molar is extracted and not replaced soon after, it will lean forward naturally to the space in front. Please have it replaced with a dental implant or a bridge. A missing tooth can cause many other problems to the surrounding teeth and your oral health can be compromised. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old now and I still have 1 premolar milk tooth. It has a lot of cavities and also broke. Do I need to remove it?

I am 18 years old now and I still have 1 premolar milk tooth. It has a lot of cavities and also broke. Do I need to remove it?

Definitely remove it: As an adult with a decayed baby tooth, often the tooth is lost between the ages of 20 and 35 and must be replaced with a dental implant. See your dentist for examination, x-ray and treatment. ...Read more

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I had a tooth filling upper rt. 5th premolar, 3 weeks ago, and went back to lower the filling 2 weeks ago, but still have pain worst when I bite on it?

I had a tooth filling upper rt. 5th premolar, 3 weeks ago, and went back to lower the filling 2 weeks ago, but still have pain worst when I bite on it?

Office visit: When fillings are placed close to the nerve or are high due to anesthesia and timidity of the patient to bite firmly when numb, one may have sensitivity to the bite. Revisit your dentist to check your concern/ ...Read more

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Had my braces removed, but there's a tiny space where my premolar tooth was removed, would retainers close them?

Had my braces removed, but there's a tiny space where my premolar tooth was removed, would retainers close them?

Possibly: If designed to do so. Space may best be closed restoratively. Speak to both your Orthodontic Specialist and your General Dentist. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a pulpal debridement and a pulpotomy for an adult premolar tooth?

What's the difference between a pulpal debridement and a pulpotomy for an adult premolar tooth?

As per Google....: Pulpal debridement, also referred to as a pulpectomy, is an endodontic treatment done to alleviate the serious pain caused by dental pulp and tooth nerve infection.
A pulpotomy is the removal of a portion of the pulp, including the diseased aspect, with the intent of maintaining the vitality of the remaining pulpal tissue by means of a therapeutic dressing. ...Read more

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Tooth sensitive but no holes or blackness. X Ray shows shadow (decay)of 2nd premolar nearing upto nerve. Filling suggested but risk of RCT. Advice pls?

Tooth sensitive but no holes or blackness. X Ray shows shadow (decay)of 2nd premolar nearing upto nerve. Filling suggested but risk of RCT. Advice pls?

Follow: Follow your Dentist's advice. Just because you can't see tooth damage w naked eye doesn't mean there isn't one. Imaging revealed deep cavity. Infected tooth material must be removed to prevent abscess. If root canal treatment is required have it done. The alternative is to wait and be exposed to serious complications. ...Read more

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Is an implant possible for a second premolar tooth if there is a crossbite?

Is an implant possible for a second premolar tooth if there is a crossbite?

Should be ok: Many things go into the planning and placement of an implant and crown, not just a crossbite. Discuss your options with your dentist. ...Read more

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I have one premolar tooth and one molar in my ur, side-by-side. Can you tell me about a snap-on for esthetics and not about implants, at this time?

I have one premolar tooth and one molar in my ur, side-by-side. Can you tell me about a snap-on for esthetics and not about implants, at this time?

Partial dentures but: While removable partial dentures are an option, few dentists take the time to re-shape the "holding" teeth and even if they do, their dental labs may not utilize the design detail. What you need to ask for is a removable partial denture that's been "surveyed" for cast metal clasps and rest seats. Good ddss and prosthodontists still do this but it will cost! Floss daily or lose your other teeth! ...Read more

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I have a tooth gap in my front teeth and my premolars and molars too. My orthodontist says I need to get braces for 2 years and a frenectomy after that! Just getting a second opinion. Thanks?

I have a tooth gap in my front teeth and my premolars and molars too. My orthodontist says I need to get braces for 2 years and a frenectomy after that! Just getting a second opinion. Thanks?

Great Plan: Yes, frenectomy is done after the orthodontic movement is complete and about 4-6 weeks before the hardware is removed. By following your orthodontist's advice, you will get the best results. Good luck! ...Read more

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I got top right 2nd bicuspid removed I don't want my teeth to shift and I can't afford a particals what else can I do I'm scared?

I got top right 2nd bicuspid removed I don't want my teeth to shift and I can't afford a particals what else can I do I'm scared?

Popsicle stick: Take a popsicle stick trim it so it just fits the space. Two or three times a day check that you can still fit the stick in place. Every time you go more than 10 hrs without using the stick you will loose some space.
Well you asked...That will keep the teeth from moving for free. Don't know what you are scared of? Yes, teeth will shift, but will it be significant? Varies quite a bit. ...Read more

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My bicuspid hurts when I eat, and I want it taken out. Why would my other teeth move into that spot is possible?

My bicuspid hurts when I eat, and I want it taken out. Why would my other teeth move into that spot is possible?

Extraction is option: Most often extracting the tooth is the worst option and most people are not aware that root canal treatment is a viable alternative to tooth extraction. ...Read more

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Will getting my premolars removed straighten out my teeth naturally?

Will getting my premolars removed straighten out my teeth naturally?

Probably Not: You would need to see an orthodontist to evaluate your situation but the odds of it helping you w/o guided treatment is probably in the state lotto range of possibilities. ...Read more

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I have a small hole on my premolar. It hurts. I have 3 dots on 3 other teeth. They cause no problem. Should I be worried about the painful hole?

I have a small hole on my premolar. It hurts. I have 3 dots on 3 other teeth. They cause no problem. Should I be worried about the painful hole?

Absolutely: It may appear like a small hole on the outside, but underneath it can be quite large, and deep. It's best to see a dentist in your town asap. ...Read more

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Is it possible solutions for crowded teeth instead of premolar extractions?

Is it possible solutions for crowded teeth instead of premolar extractions?

Size of container: Cant put 2 quarts int a 1 quart container. 30% of all orthodontic patients have too much tooth material for the amount of bone they have in their jaws. If such a discrepancy exists, extractions mandatory. If enough bone support exists, rx can be done without extractions. See a qualified orthodontic specialist who does nothing but orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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Had my wisdom teeth and 4 premolars pulled for braces. Is this a common thing?

Had my wisdom teeth and 4 premolars pulled for braces. Is this a common thing?

Yes.: When there is overcrowding in the mouth in order to have straight beautiful teeth you sometime need to remove some teeth to create the necessary space to straighten the teeth.
But I am sure your orthodontist explained it to you. ...Read more

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Could braces fix protruding teeth without extraction of premolars/molars?

Could braces fix protruding teeth without extraction of premolars/molars?

Protruding teeth: This would be determined by the orthodontist. It would depend on your bite, on the position of all of the other teeth, the amount and condition of the bone, and whether there is enough room to move the teeth into alignment.
Your orthodontist will use models and x-rays to do a space analysis. ...Read more

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I have a little crowding, like 4 teeth bicuspids, what can my dentist do about it?

I have a little crowding, like 4 teeth bicuspids, what can my dentist do about it?

Malocclusion: Best thing your Dentist could do would be to refer you to a qualified Orthodontic Specialist, for an examination and recommendations. ...Read more

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Two of my permanent teeth never grew (lower second premolars). I am 17 years old. Is that normal? Can you live just as well without those?

Two of my permanent teeth never grew (lower second premolars). I am 17 years old. Is that normal? Can you live just as well without those?

More than one answer: First, "Is it normal? " It's uncommon but not abnormal. Second, if you haven't had any problems so far, you should be able to live well without them. Not being privy to you dental x-rays, I don't know if the teeth are there but haven't erupted and I don't know if you have 3rd molars (wisdom teeth) Based on x-rays, your dentist can predict if you might need dental work in the future. ...Read more

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I have 2 supernumerary premolar teeth. It needs to be taken out for my braces. Is the procedure painful?

Manageable: When done by a qualified oral surgeon it's manageable. Anesthesia is a wonderful thing. After anesthesia wars off you will be sore for a few days, and oral surgeon will help you manage pain during recovery period. ...Read more