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My son is 6 and is losing milk teeth and gaining permanent teeth. Does it make sense to make a pantomogram to see if all is well? How often?

My son is 6 and is losing milk teeth and gaining permanent teeth. Does it make sense to make a pantomogram to see if all is well? How often?

See a pedodontist: a dentist who specializes in the care of children's teeth. Just for your information it is recommend taking dental x-rays around the age of four. ...Read more

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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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Which are the first permanent teeth a child gets?

Which are the first permanent teeth a child gets?

Tooth eruption: There are 20 baby teeth and 32 permanent teeth. Typically, the lower central incisors are the first baby teeth that are lost. However, the permanent first molars are the first permanent teeth to erupt. They usually come in around 6 years old so they are also known as the 6 year molars. However, every child is different and so can the pattern of the eruption of the permanent teeth. ...Read more

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Can a child have a fever with permanent teeth coming in?

Can a child have a fever with permanent teeth coming in?

It is quite....: Possible for a child to have a fever when teeth are coming in. It does stress the body a bit and everyone reacts a little differently. ...Read more

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Late falling of milk teeth on a child, resulting in two rows of milk and permanent teeth at the same time, what could help?

Late falling of milk teeth on a child, resulting in two rows of milk and permanent teeth at the same time, what could help?

Not related: The early or late eruption of deciduous teeth in a child isn't the cause of permanent teeth appearing behind them temporarily creating 2 rows of teeth. Take the child to a dentist for confirmation but often permanent teeth erupt near the corresponding deciduous teeth and often the lips and tongue will help them move into correct position. Discuss your concerns with your dentist at the next exam. ...Read more

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Child 11 y.o. was referred for root canals work on 2 permanent teeth with cavities, & than the filling done. Is that safe for kid? Any other options?

Child 11 y.o. was referred for root canals work on 2 permanent teeth with cavities, & than the filling done. Is that safe for kid? Any other options?

No: It sounds like his teeth need major restoration. The dentist will help with pain and anxiety management. Be sure he practices good hygiene to avoid this again. All the best, he will be safe. ...Read more

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Dental question - are there bridge implants available at reasonable costs? I am a 32 yr old woman who unfortunately wasn't afforded the best dental care as a child. I have lost many permanent teeth as a result but i would like to replace them. I current

Dental question - are there bridge implants available at reasonable costs? I am a 32 yr old woman who unfortunately wasn't afforded the best dental care as a child.  I have lost many permanent teeth as a result but i would like to replace them.  I current

Teaching Center: If expense is your main issue, you may want to consider looking to qualify for a teaching center ( dental school or an advanced dental residency program). Treatment qualifications usually are met if you particular needs will be a good learning experience for the advanced students (often already dentists). In exchange, many programs offer treatment at a reduced fee and all care is supervised. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell the difference between baby and permanent teeth?

What can you do to tell the difference between baby and permanent teeth?

Several ways: Size and shape are the two main ways. Permanent incisors and cuspids are bigger than the baby teeth. When the baby molars are lost, the smaller bicuspids erupt which have two cusps or points to them. Permanent molars come in behind the baby molars and are much bigger. The baby teeth in most cases are whiter. ...Read more

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Baby almost 2, uses soothie pacifier. Worried about teeth. Won't take another type. Will permanent teeth be affected?

Baby almost 2, uses soothie pacifier. Worried about teeth. Won't take another type. Will permanent teeth be affected?

Pacifier use: It was not mentioned how old the baby is, 2 years or 2 months. If the baby is 2 months old pacifier use should be discontinued by 6 months of age.I have not seen any problems with teeth with pacifier use at this age since the teeth usually come through around 9 months of age.If the child is 2 years old it's use should be immediately discontinued . ...Read more

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Just found out that my 5 yo is missing 9 of her permanent teeth. Who can I go see to find more information on this disorder?

Just found out that my 5 yo is missing 9 of her permanent teeth. Who can I go see to find more information on this disorder?

Pediatric dentist: See a pediatric dentist and they will help diagnose your daughter. Usually all the adult tooth buds do not form at 5 years of age. Some of the adult tooth buds form later. Your pediatric dentist can take a panorex x-ray and will advise you. ...Read more

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Can your permanent teeth come after your baby teeth?

Can your permanent teeth come after your baby teeth?

Yes,: Yes that's the way it usually works. I'm not sure if there was some other question you meant to ask. ...Read more

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Can your permanent teeth come after your baby teeth or is there another teeth like for teenagers?

Can your permanent teeth come after your baby teeth or is there another teeth like for teenagers?

Three dentitions: 1. The primary dentition (baby teeth). 2. The mixed dentition (baby and permanent). 3. The permanent dentition There is no teenagers dentition. ...Read more

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What happens if you pull out your baby teeth will it make your permanent teeth grow through faster?

What happens if you pull out your baby teeth will it make your permanent teeth grow through faster?

Tooth removal: no. the permanent teeth develop on their own schedule. they are not stimulated to form faster if the baby tooth that is holding it's space is removed early. early removal of baby teeth allows the remaining teeth to drift into that space. this will result in less space for the incoming permanent teeth. so if baby teeth are removed too early a space maintainer must be made and inserted in the mout ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you pull out your baby teeth will it make your permanent teeth grow through faster?

Can you tell me if you pull out your baby teeth will it make your permanent teeth grow through faster?

See Orthodontist: Removal of baby tooth before root of permanent tooth is 2/3 formed can slow eruption of permanent tooth. Baby tooth extraction after permanent tooth 2/3 formed will enhance eruption. Before doing anything irreversible consult with an orthodontist, a dento-facial growth and development specialist. ...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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I need some permanent teeth pulled. Will that hurt more or less than baby teeth?

I need some permanent teeth pulled. Will that hurt more or less than baby teeth?

You will be numb: If this is for braces and you are young it won't hurt much at all, if the teeth are decayed and broken down, then complications can make it hurt more. Either way if you need it done get it done, the meds will help but you will have more discomfort than simple baby teeth. ...Read more

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My nine year old nephew hasn't lost any of his baby teeth but his permanent teeth have started growing behind them what can we do about this?

See Dentist: To have the offending baby teeth extracted. Usually i tell my patients that if the permanent tooth pokes up before the baby tooth comes out, give two weeks for the child to get the baby tooth out on their own. If they can not then we extract the baby tooth. If there is enough room the permanent tooth will often move in to proper position on its own after a few weeks. ...Read more

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If a baby tooth is loose and there is no teeth coming out, Is it possible that the permanent teeth will grow after the baby teeth has fallen out?

If a baby tooth is loose and there is no teeth coming out, Is it possible that the permanent teeth will grow after the baby teeth has fallen out?

Yes...: Short and quick answer is yes. Permanent teeth sometimes experience difficulties cutting through the gums so it take a little longer but they do come. X-ray images can verify for you. ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter has only 8 permanent teeth and the rest are baby. Since she was a baby she got her 1st teeth later than usual. Is this normal?

My 11 year old daughter has only 8 permanent teeth and the rest are baby. Since she was a baby she got her 1st teeth later than usual. Is this normal?

See A Dentist: The timing of tooth eruption can vary from person to person. In order to determine if your daughter is delayed or not, a dental evaluation needs to be performed with the appropriate radiograph(s) to determine the location, development, and presence or absence of the permanent teeth. ...Read more

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