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Child Swallowed Baby Tooth
Hello please my younger brother swallowed his first baby tooth when it came out. Please I will like to know if this can cause harm to him.
No harm: This happens fairly frequently with baby teeth. It will pass thru his system. ...Read more
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
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
If a mother took tetracycline during pregnancy, would the infant's baby teeth come out stained - or would they emerge white and stain over time?
Passing time: The stomach acid won't do too a heap of damage if you wanted to sift for treasure assuming the tooth holds sentimental or religious value. Otherwise fruits and veggies and plenty of fluids will assure its safe passage. I hope this was helpful. ...Read more
My child is two years old, and whenever I brush his teeth, he swallows tooth paste; is it dangerous?
BABY TOOTH: Usually it falls off without any problem except control any bleeding if there's any and wait for the coming of the permanent tooth. ...Read more
Age 6 To 8: "baby" teeth fall out usually when the permanent ones start pushing them out. Sometimes kids loose baby teeth for other reasons. Most lower and upper incisors erupt by age 6 to 8. There is also familial variants. As when parents got their adult teeth! ...Read more
Depends on the tooth: If you are looking at the front 4 teeth (incisors), the adult tooth will usually have little ridges on the edge, called mamelons which aid in eruption of the adult teeth. For the adult canines, the angled part of the tooth that makes the point is shorter on the side towards the front teeth and longer on the other side. The baby canines will be opposite. Generally baby teeth are whiter in color. ...Read more
What age do you loose your last baby tooth? If a 14 year old child has a lot of plaque build up on their teeth can this prevent baby teeth from falling out? Is it normal for a 14 year old to still have some of her baby teeth? Is plaque black in color and
As: As stated by the other docs the black buildup is probably tarter that needs to be professional removed. It is not the cause for retaining baby teeth. Usually we would expect these all to be lost somewhere between 11-12, although slower patterns of these teeth being lost are not always abnormal. Have your dentist check this out to determine if any intervention is necessary by an orthodontist or if it's ok to let nature take it's course. ...Read more
Nothing good: Baby teeth 'hold space' for the adult teeth. If a cavity is untreated in a baby tooth for an extended period of time, the space for the adult tooth may be lost (in addition to the potential for pain/swelling/infection in the baby tooth). Thereby crowding the adult teeth. But, if a baby tooth is about to be lost, then a filling will not be necessary. Check with your dentist. ...Read more
See a dentist: Most likely, what you are seeing is something called an eruption cyst. Eruption cysts are not uncommon and are nothing to worry about. However, you must go to a dentist to determine if, in fact, this is an eruption cyst. ...Read more
Whether or not you need to have any teeth extracted is a decision based on the orthodontic treatment plan.
You need to discuss this with your orthodontist. ...Read more
Many choices: If the baby tooth is healthy, you may want to keep it, especially if there is no underlying permanent tooth. If problematic, you dentist can remove the tooth, but if so the tooth must be replaced or other teeth will tip an drift. Think of what happens to a barrel if you remove just one stave. ...Read more
Dental caries: Progress at a rate dependent upon what one eats and how well one keeps their teeth clean. Each tooth has different contours and there are different thicknesses of tooth from the surface of the tooth to the nerve. No one can say how long it will take. I have seen teeth have small cavities for years and others go from nothing to a nerve exposure in 3-6 months. ...Read more
Probably: Baby teeth are important. It's important to maintain baby teeth for several reasons. At 3yrs, your child will have this tooth for several more years, so it's important to take care of it to prevent a toothache. The baby tooth will maintain the space for the permanent tooth that will replace it. If the baby tooth is pulled, a space maintainer is needed to prevent further developmental problems. ...Read more
Unbracketed tooth: Could be couple reasons, did not want to torque the tooth too much that it comes out may want it there longer for treatments sake, if there is no permanent tooth present to replace the baby tooth, may not need it to move right now if treatment is in phases, or it may be ready to fall out on its own. ...Read more
Yes: He is nearing the age when he would lose his teeth anyway. ...Read more
Wow!: Highly unusual for a baby incisor that was supposed to fall out at 6-9 to still be present @ 59. It means either missing or impacted permanent tooth. If baby tooth is stable, you can leave it alone. If it's not, or if you are unhappy esthetically, ask your dentist to review with you the many restorative options that are available. ...Read more
What does it mean when my orthodontist says he will have to "help along" my remaining baby tooth?
Most Likely: He means he is going to take it out so that the permanent tooth can come in faster or if their isn't a permanent tooth it needs to be removed to started on closing the gap. Its just a friendlier way to say it. No worries though it is very simple. ...Read more
After a baby tooth falls out, is there anything you need to do to the gums until the new tooth comes in?
Seeing a bit dark near the bottom gums but there is no slackness. Why is the gum around my baby tooth receding?
Occlusion: For young age (your baby), recession usually due to malocclusion, i.e., improper tooth alighment intra and/or interarch relationship. Minor tooth movement can be done with your dentist help to alleviate this problem. Check also if you are using soft bristle brush for brushing, not the hard or medium hard. Brushing with soft toothbrush prevents localized recession (usually occur in adult). ...Read more
If you pull a baby tooth out, how come you don't have to do anything to the hole to keep from getting infection?
Loose permanent tooth because baby tooth with permanent tooth growing in behind it is pushing it out. On 13 year old son.?
Orthodontics: This is a good time to see your orthodontist. As it sounds like your son may be a little behind schedule. Normally around 12 years of age is when the baby teeth should be exfoliated. The orthodontist can make a treatment plan that can help your son for life. Make sure that he has good brushing habits as this will greatly effect the results of any orthodontic appliance. ...Read more
I have braces and a baby tooth that is ready to fall out any second now. How would I pull the tooth out without ruining my braces?
Concerned? See DDS: Using a tissue or a piece of gauze, grasp the tooth firmly. As you pull, give it a quick twist. See a dentist if you are still concerned. ...Read more
My baby tooth has been loose and it just came out. Some gum came out too in it. Also it was my baby tooth and I hadno bleeding. What should I do?
OK: Deciduous / baby tooth that comes out on its schedule usually does not bleed much or at all. Little bit of tissue can be cleaned off so tooth can be saved for posterity (or at least the tooth fairy). ...Read more
6 year old has wobbly permanent tooth after shark baby tooth fell out. He's had no injuries to the permanent tooth but is slightly wobbly. Worried?
See a pedodontist: A dentist who specializes in the care of children's teeth. ...Read more
My lower canine baby tooth is about to come out, when it does come out what can I use to cover up the space of my missing tooth until it grows back?
See dentist: The baby canine tooth usually comes out at 11 or 12. So if this is a baby tooth that is getting loose then there may not be another tooth that will be coming in to replace it. See a dentist to find out what your options are. ...Read more
What is the best way to pull a baby tooth? Our son has a baby tooth that just won't seem to come out. It's gray and clearly dead, and we've tried twisting it, but it seems surprisingly firmly in place. What is the best to to ensure that he loses this toot
Get help: If a tooth is "firm", it's not ready to come out. The root has not yet dissolved away. Dark color may be due to traumatic damage to pulp, and tooth may still be vital. Please have your dentist examine your son, take x-ray if necessary, and advise you as to timing. ...Read more
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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