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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

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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?

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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Im 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

Im 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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