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Delayed Eruption Of Permanent Teeth
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?
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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?
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
See below: See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis as it relates to the patient in question. If needed, a consultation with an orthodontist may be in order. ...Read more
Patience: Dental eruption patterns are quite variable in healthy babies with no deficiencies or abnormalities. Some can have a tooth at birth, or not until 15mo. The average is 1/m starting at 4-6m. Those coming later often have multiple erupt @ the same time. ...Read more
No: Teeth erupt sometimes following familial patterns. Some wisdom teeth sometimes never erupt depending on their position and shape. ...Read more
Define delay: The normal range of first eruption runs from birth to 15 months. It is not a standard marker for development, nutrition or hormonal balance. Delay beyond 15 months and failure to have all deciduous teeth by 3 is often genetic. Rarely it will reflect a hormonal issue in older kids but other related symptoms would be evident at the time. ...Read more
Depends: If you are asking about a baby, the best treatment is it wait. If you are asking about someone older, you should see a dentist to make sure the teeth are there and to make sure nothing is stopping them from erupting. ...Read more
It depends.: If the marks are minor and on the surface of tooth, a procedure called micro abrasion may be helpful. Sodium Fluoride and calcium phosphate are often applied as well to help the teeth remineralize. If the marking is more than superficial, bonding or veneer may be necessary. If the marking is from tetracycline stain, special whitening may lessen the severity of it. See a dentist to find out! ...Read more
Trauma to teeth:
Discoloration of permanent teeth could be from having a root canal done on the tooth or a tooth that has had trauma to it in the past. Sometimes the discoloration can occur several years later after the trauma has occurred which would indicate the that nerve of the tooth is dying.
Other causes of grey discoloration may be from tetracycline antibiotics that the patient may have taken as a child. ...Read more
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
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
My teeth are moderately yellow from childhood. Are there any permanent teeth whitener which really works? I am 26 y m
Veneers/crowns: Nothing can permanently whiten natural teeth. Bleaching teeth can effectlvely whiten them, but consumption of wine, cola, coffee, etc. Will slowly darken teeth. Only covering teeth (with porcelain) will be permanent. Seldom would that be advisable, unless smile is otherwise unsatisfactory. Whitening is usually satisfactory and only requires infrequent "touch ups" to keep teeth whiter. ...Read more
If permanent teeth has little movement due to a fall, in a 6 yrs. Old kid. Is it possible to regain that or what is the outcome?
Dental visit: It is hard for a lay person to assess the extent of damage to teeth. I recommend a dental visit so that a trained professional can evaluate and assess damage and provide treatment with an explanation of what to watch for. ...Read more
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
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
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
Ask Dentist: Typically, unless you have a family history of not getting all adult teeth, then age can be the factor to determine this. By age 12 most people have lost all their deciduous (baby or first) teeth. Adult teeth have replaced them. Then come the second molars around this time. Wisdom teeth (3rd molars) may follow around age 16-18. Clinical exam and x-ray imaging can conclusively determine this. ...Read more
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
Exam and x-ray: It sounds as if you've been through multiple extractions in your past. I have several patients who have been through similar circumstances. The one thing to keep in mind- is that just because the tooth may not be visible in the mouth, doesn't mean that the entire root has been removed. If the tooth has broken off at the gum line, then there is still a remnant which needs to be removed. ...Read more
Must monitor: Filling materials, including those used for baby tooth root canal rx (pulpotomy) do not dissolve away the same as baby tooth roots. This can sometimes delay eruption of underlying permanent tooth. Child should be monitored by qualified orthodontic specialist to assure that order and timing of eruption of permanent teeth is within normal limits. Best space maintainer is a baby tooth. ...Read more
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
Replace it: A tooth "falling out" generally means there is a bigger underlying issue. The entire tooth, root and all, indicates an advanced gum infection or worse. The top half, called the crown, means there is underlying cavity or fracture. Remember that the mouth is like a puzzle, and when a piece is lost, then you no longer have a puzzle that fits. Seek a dentist. ...Read more
Mobility: Teeth are not like steel posts in concrete. There is some normal slight mobility, especially when the roots are not fully formed yet as in the case you describe. ...Read more
Yes: Your dentist and/or orthodontist may recommend extraction of teeth to allow for space to correct your crowding. The number and specific teeth indicated for removal is determined after a thorough clinical examination and review of your diagnostic records have been performed and analyzed. ...Read more
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