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How can I prevent a wobbly permanent tooth from falling out?

How can I prevent a wobbly permanent tooth from falling out?

See a dentist: First question is why is it wobbly, from a bad bite or gum disease. Only a dentist can tell you why and then there might be ways to correct it. ...Read more

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Permanent Tooth (Definition)

Primary teeth are also called "baby teeth." these then "fall out" or exfoliate and the seconday tooth or ...Read more


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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?

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?

See an ortodontist: There are no enough studies to determine the best method, or the most appropriate materials for bone loss for kids. In many cases orthodontic treatment is recommended to close the space. ...Read more

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Can you tell whether a tooth is a baby tooth or permanent tooth, if you don't recall it falling out?

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

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Got a permanent tooth extracted and never got an impact so the teeth close by are falling into that place. Well invisalign correct this?

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 more

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How long does it take for his permanent tooth to come in after his baby tooth falls out?

How long does it take for his permanent tooth to come in after his baby tooth falls out?

Just depends: Some teeth come in before the baby tooth falls out and others can take a month. You should see a dentist to make sure the adult tooth is there and is erupting properly. ...Read more

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What do you do if a permanent tooth falls out?

What do you do if a permanent tooth falls out?

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

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One of my permanent tooth is loose and wobbly, what can I do?

One of my permanent tooth is loose and wobbly, what can I do?

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

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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 more

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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 more

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