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Do Kids Lose Molar Teeth
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What do docs think? Should an infected pre-molar tooth in a child be removed or treated with root canal surgery?
How old is child?: Does this child need orthodontics? Depending on the answers to the above questions, the advice would be different. That's why you need to consult with both your local dentist and orthodontist, if necessary, to devise a plan. Personally, I'm all for saving every tooth that can be saved. The child isn't growing any more. ...Read more
They can sometimes: Molar teeth include third molars or wisdom teeth. Usually these do erupt by age 16 to 20 but late eruption is not uncommon. This especially happens if other teeth are lost and space becomes available where it wasn't before. It is unusual but not unheard of. ...Read more
Relax: Take a deep breath. What you feel is very normal. Having removed thousands of teeth on thousands of patients over the years I can give you some perspective. The overall vast majority of patients tell me after the procedure, "that’s it? They’re out? "i didn't feel a thing! " and that was with just using a local anesthetic to numb them up. I also suggest you express your concerns to your dentist. ...Read more
I have pain in my upper last molar tooth, so unsure if it's dying or to the other teeth if a molar tooth is removed?
Have it extracted: The last molar is commonly reffered to as the wisdom tooth. This tooth is very important in relation to your life. An infection in this particular too can lead to spinal cord and brain infection, and death. This tooth was the single most cause of deaths in mammals. For humans the average lifespan was 33 to 37 years because u usually died of a tooth infection in the early days, prior to dentistry ...Read more
I am 26 and I still have molar teeth growing and they are very painful when coming out, sometimes they come out and go back in again. Pls help?
Need hands-on: You need to see an Oral Surgeon now. You're dealing with partial impaction a that require immediate attention. The teeth don't go in and out, the gums over the teeth are inflamed/infected and demonstrate different digresses of swelling. Please don't put this off, see a wisdom tooth expert, an Oral Surgeon, ASAP. ...Read more
I'm having a lesion after my upper second molar teeth...its like 3 white dots after second molar. How can I fix it? What medication is to be taken?
Lesion...: ... or wisdom tooth? Let a local dentist take a look. ...Read more
My top right molar tooth began hurting today out of no where. I was fine all day, until I pressed my teeth down. Only hurts when I chew. What is it?
See a dentist: Tooth could be fractured or infected. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible to determine what is causing the pain and what needs to be done about it. ...Read more
Remove: Impacted 3rd molars can cause all sorts of havoc. Ask your dentist to refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation and treatment (removal). ...Read more
Normal recovery: The extraction of teeth will usually result in 2-3 days of discomfort. The diagnosis of your teeth (where they are located), upper vs. Lower, and whether they are wisdom teeth can influence your recovery time. Utilize your postop analgesics and follow closely your postop instructions to ensure a rapid recovery. ...Read more
Need help: Can be cavity/abscess, hyper function, fracture, damage from adjacent malposed tooth, gum disease, or many other cause3s. The only thing you can do is call your dentist...Now. The problem has to be visualized to be diagnosed so that the correct treatment can be chosen. Can't do it over the phone or computer. And it's not a diy project. Bite the bullet...Call our dentist. ...Read more
A small teeth, last in line of my molar teeth, broke into 1/2 without any impact. I don't have this teeth on the other side. Is it a matter of concern?
Yes find a dentist: Anytime a tooth has broken, it can lead to a large amount of pain and infection. This can also mean you may have a number of other problems. Find a dentist. ...Read more
Cavity filled on a molar tooth but the teeth that are several away from the tooth filled are painful. I didn't have pain until I had the cavity fixed?
Pain: Probably unrelated and just coincidental. The only way to know for sure, however, is to return to your Dentist for a reexamination. The sooner you call, the sooner the cause of the pain can be diagnosed and treated, so please call now. ...Read more
Doctor im 18yrs old and my third molar teeth is paining too much what could be the cause for it? ..
See Oral Surgeon: In most cases, there is not enough room for the third molars (wisdom teeth) to properly fit in the mouth. They often get stuck partly erupted, and can get infected and / or have the gum tissue partly covering them in the way and it gets chewed up and painful. See the Oral Surgeon ASAP to get examined and find out your best treatment options. Good Luck. ...Read more
What type of prob?: Which tooth? Pain? Not enough room? Malposition? Swelling? Without any further info or even a question any guesses on what you want to know or what your problem might be are meaningless. Please repost with more info and a specific question. ...Read more
Depends on problem: For skeletal discrepancies that cause a growth imbalance in the face, early correction of the skeletal problem is a good idea. This can involve braces and probably some additional appliaces. Without a skeletal problem, if the malocclusion can simply be corrected with braces, it is generally better to wait till the 12 year molars are in. Except at times teeth may need to be moved to allow molars in. ...Read more
Months: Pain should subside in a within a week. The site where the tooth was taken out will take months. Rinse area after 1 week with a mouth rinse. ...Read more
No: Extraction of a tooth and multiple teeth is commonly performed with local anesthesia (injections in the mouth) alone. Whether or not you will require or need sedation may depend on your personal preferences, as well as any underlying medical conditions which may make having the extractions performed with sedation a safer procedure. You should discuss this with the dentist and/or surgeon. ...Read more
Hey, wondering what could cause numbness on the palatal aspect of the last 2 molar teeth which is localised?
Pressure: Internal pressure on the nerves in that area can cause numbness. Pressure could be from sinusitis or from a tooth infection (yes, even if you have no pain). Please see a dentist and have your teeth evaluated, and a physician if your teeth are not contributing to your problem. All the best... ...Read more
Black lines on inner side of upper molar teeth. It was minor but now I am feeling black spot on innerside of all teeth (6) from the left molar side.
Addison's Disease?: The list of what could be causing this is extensive. Something know as Addison's Disease would be on the list as well as heavy metal ingestion and MANY others. Best to see your healthcare provider for full evaluation. Lesions must be seen, felt and sometimes biopsied in order to give you the proper diagnosis. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
I am curious to know why 4 unit new porcelain bridge on molar teeth breaks that easy while just eating soft sandwich. What should I replace it with.
Bad bridge.: A new bridge should not break eating a sandwich. Something was wrong w/ its fabrication. If you don't want another bridge, the very best way to replace missing teeth, if possible, are implants supporting single crowns. They are easier to clean, never get cavities, look great and feel natural. That's the way i'd replace any missing tooth! ...Read more
Hello Dr! There are a couple of black spots on both sides of my molar teeth. It's not sensitive. So I presume its clearable. Could you pl suggest? Thanks!
Need Consultation: What type of pressure? A dentist needs to check this for you. ...Read more
No.: You shouldn't have been smoking before your teeth extraction. Use the chance to try to quit for good. Healthy move at your young age/. ...Read more
I had upper left 3rd molar teeth extraction 37 hours ago and upper right 3rd molar teeth extraction 1 month ago can I eat Hamburgers or KFC?
Yes: As long as you are careful not to irritate the extraction site, you will be fine. Try to avoid anything with seeds (sesame seed bun) so that they don't get stuck in the healing socket. Otherwise if you can eat it comfortably go for it. Most important after extractions is to avoid alcohol and tobacco use! ...Read more
Why is it my molar teeth are breaking slowly into pieces? I always brush my teeth, help me? I'm 21 and is there a chance that it will grow again?
I've seen black linings on my teeth esp on the dents of molar teeth. How long will it take to decay the enamel? Is there any way to cure or stop it?
See your dentist: The black linings in the fissues can be cavities. And once a cavity starts, it doesn’t repair itself. Having a dental exam will allow the dentist to inspect the stained surfaces and determine whether or not your tooth need to be treated. Diagnodent is a major breakthrough that allows to monitor the areas below the hard surfaces and determine if it's cavity or not. See your dentist. ...Read more
The permanent molars occupy the most posterior portion of the dental arch. They are the primary grinding teeth in the mouth. Adult humans have twelve molars, in four groups of three at the back of the mouth. The third, rearmost molar in each group is called a wisdom tooth. It is the last tooth to appear, breaking through the gum tissue at about ...Read more
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