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How Can I Prevent A Wobbly Permanent Tooth From Falling Out
Is there a way to prevent dental bone loss when a child loses a permanent tooth prematurely and cannot get an implant because of young age?
Can you tell whether a tooth is a baby tooth or permanent tooth, if you don't recall it falling out?
Yes: You can tell because baby teeth look different than adult teeth. They are usually smaller versions of the adult tooth. If you still are not sure, visit your dentist and he or she can tell by looking at it or taking an xray. There you can also find out what happened to the adult tooth. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Got a permanent tooth extracted and never got an impact so the teeth close by are falling into that place. Well invisalign correct this?
Depends: Posterior Bite Collapse. If teeth on either side of space have collapsed Invisalign can improve space by up to about 66%. If teeth in opposing arch have over-erupted, Invisalign not very effective at intrusion. Please see an orthodontic Specialist before this gets worse. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Get an Xray: See your dentist and get an xray of the site to make sure there are no pieces of the tooth under the gums. The dentist can give you options after he examines the area and surrounding bone. You have many options. A few are , do nothing, place an implant or bridge, build a removable prosthetic to replace the tooth, or move another tooth into the space with orthodontics. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
Are space maintainers removed as soon as the permanent tooth starts erupting? Our son needs to have a space maintainer put in after having a baby tooth knocked out, and i'd like to know at what point they are generally removed.
Yes: Generally they are removed when the tooth they are holding space for erupts. There are times when the maintainer is left for other orthodontic purposes. Not every missing tooth needs a space maintainer. Generally if the tooth missing is one of the front 4 a space maintainer is not indicated. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Can a chipped baby tooth later affect how a permanent tooth comes in? Our four year old daughter tripped and fell, chipping a front tooth pretty badly. She has a dentist appointment in two days, but we're concerned that this might later cause problems for
A : A small chip will not effect the permanent tooth, but your daughter's fall may have damaged the tooth in other ways. By this time your child's dentist after checking the tooth would have told you if the root was fractured or the tooth was intruded. A very large chip, that reduces the width of the tooth could lead to space loss and problems of erupting of the permanent tooth. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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