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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 more
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 more
Got a permanent tooth extracted and never got an impact so the teeth close by are falling into that place. Well invisalign correct this?
Call ur dentist: Wobbly, loose teeth can indicate periodontal problems. Can't tell if that is what ails you. But a local dentist in virginia beach can. Please call for a consult. ...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
Secondary tooth: Primary teeth are also called "baby teeth." these then "fall out" or exfoliate and the seconday tooth or "permanent tooth then follows. ...Read more
Is it Present?: I see you are 31 years old. Can you see the tooth at all? If not, you might have been born without it. Have a dental xray taken. If you can see it, see an orthodontist for a treatment plan. They may be able to bring it in to correct position. ...Read more
Dental anatomy: You can tell by the size, shape, color, position, your child's age when tooth erupted, and appearance on x-ray. Ask hour dentist, he or she will know. ...Read more
Shaped: Not sure what you mean by shaped however in answer to both questions no it will not hurt as your dentist will make sure you are numb. You may feel pressure but you should not feel pain. ...Read more
Yes: We see this a lot in kids. ...Read more
Yes: While it may take some practice and familiarity with dental anatomy, it is usually easy to tell a baby tooth from a permanent tooth. The biggest difference is the tooth's size. With few exceptions. Baby teeth typically look like smaller (1/2 size) versions of their permanent counterparts. ...Read more
When a permanent tooth is pushing out a baby tooth with a silver crown should I pull the tooth or wait?
See below: There is no reason to treat the loss of that tooth any differently. ...Read more
My little girls permanent tooth came in crooked bottom front but has now moved into place. Noticed it's slightly loose is this normal?
Not normal: Loose teeth are not normal. Take your Daughter to her Dentist for an evaluation. Consultation with an Orthodontic Specialist may be in order. ...Read more
My kids permanent tooth is loose because a baby tooth next to the permanent tooth has a tooth growing in behind it, what should I do he is 13?
Get it checked: Real hard to answer without an exam and an x-ray. It's pretty unlikely that a baby tooth will displace a grownup tooth so maybe there is even an extra one in there! Don't worry - bring him in to get it checked and see what's actually going on. 13 is a little delayed to be getting teeth anyway so an orthodontic check is probably in order. Best of luck to you! ...Read more
I am 17 and lost my last primary tooth 4 months ago. It is a canine and my permanent tooth started to erupt but seems to have stalled. Is this normal?
Late eruption: At your age this eruption pattern is later than normal. You should ask this question of a general dentist and an orthodontist who can personally examine you and along with x-rays and past history give you an answer to your question. They can also answer whether or not it's just a wait and watch situation or they actively have to treat you at this time in order to facilitate the eruption. ...Read more
See a dentist:
You have a couple of choices. First is to see a dentist for evaluation and treatment. Second is to do. Toning and loose the tooth.
Better to find out the cause and treatment options. ...Read more
Depends: There is no true time to say like 3 mnths or 6 months or anything like that. If it appears to be slow maybe an x-ray is necessary to determine the reason why it is 'slow'. Roots do not completely form in the bone for 2-3 years after eruption starts. ...Read more
Do not wait: Waiting only complicates treatment and increases risks to your medical health. ...Read more
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
Pls what's a solution for a permanent tooth that has been shaking since it began to grow since I was a child & until now it stil shakes?
You need a dentist: You will need to see a dentist in order to get the answer to that question. You will need both a clinical exam and an x-ray or two to determine what is causing the "shaking" or mobility of that tooth. Without having any information at hand, we have no way of knowing for sure what the problem is, nor what can be done, if anything, to correct or treat it. ...Read more
Broken filling: Make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Eat on the other side of your mouth. Avoid very hot, cold and sweet foods and liquids. Your dentist can determine the cause of your broken filling and how best to restore the tooth. ...Read more
You can't.: Most up-to-date dentists use digital pictures of teeth, that cup abuse much less exposure to radiation, and are permanently stored on the computer. They are accessible any time to the dentist, or dental assistant, or hygienest; and very importantly can be transmitted to any other specialist, person, including you, that you authorize. ...Read more
I'm 22 and was told I still have baby teeth well I just lost one tonight and was wondering if it was a permanent tooth or a baby tooth how can I tell?
You can't: But a Dentist can. It's probably a baby tooth, but you will have to be examined to be sure. Take the tooth with you. Also it's important that the tooth be replaced to prevent Posterior Bite Collapse, other teeth collapsing into are where tooth was lost, which can cause serious bite problems. ...Read more
Baby tooth: Many of these are lost in later life however some become fused to the bone (ankylosed) and remain for your lifetime. If the tooth is healthy you may leave it. If it needs to be removed or is lost consult an orthodontist for spacing issues and your dentist for possible solutions (no tx as ortho will close the space, implant or bridge). ...Read more
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