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How Can We Know If It Was A Baby Tooth Or An Adult Tooth That Is Loose
Age + dentist: The age of the child can help you decide which it is. Front 4 top and bottom are replaced between 6-8yrs by permanent teeth. The baby canines and molars usually are not loose until 10-12yrs old. If you are concerned, go see a dentist and they can easily tell you and get xrays to make sure if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The first teeth which are shed and replaced by permanent teeth. The first primary tooth comes in at about 6 months of age and the 20th and last primary tooth erupts at around 2 1/2 years of age. The primary teeth are replaced beginning usually at about age 6. Also called baby teeth, milk teeth, temporary ...Read more
After an X-ray a dentist told me i had 4 baby teeth with no adult ones beneath them. They didn't really elaborate. Two are loose now. What is this?
Evolutionary trend: Unlike our prehistoric ancestors, we don't need to protect ourselves and eat food the way they did. It's an evolutionary trend to have smaller jaws and occasionally less teeth. Primary (baby) teeth are not meant to last a lifetime, and without permanent ones to replace them, tend to loosen in early adulthood. Consult with your dentist as to possible orthodontic treatment, implants or a combination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Our two year is going in for her first dentist visit. What should we expect? I know we should have had her in when she got her first baby tooth, but we didn't. What should we expect, and what will be different from a normal adult visit to the dentist?
Exam and education: The first visit for a 2 year old should be relatively quick and easy. The dentist will do an exam. This exam may be while the child is on your lap, or it may be while they are in the chair--depending upon your child. They, or the staff, will also discuss general oral care for you child. In our office we usually start cleaning and Fluoride treatments at 3 years old, but this can vary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a baby tooth in gront of my adult cannine .I would like to know if i can get an booth toothsremoved and get an implant instead.?
What is the medical term for when an adult still has one baby tooth without a permanent one above it?
Retained primary : Retained primary tooth due to missing permanent tooth. Genetics usually are to blame when you are missing an adult tooth to replace your baby tooth. I've seen them last into people's 40s. Sometimes they need to pulled and an implant or alternative treatment is needed to maintain the space. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This can happen : And I have observed this hundreds of times over the years. This may signify a crowding problem. Tends to happen in the front teeth in some children w limited space. Please make sure the child is evaluated by his/her dentist and ask about this issue. Early orthodontic consult might be indicated and maybe early interceptive treatment may be in order, depends on age and situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 27 years old and my tooth next to the big front ones on top just fell out. I was wondering if it is my baby tooth or adult tooth. ?
It may be baby: Some patients can retain baby teeth into adulthood. A local dentist can take a look at the tooth itself and take a radiograph to let you know for sure. If it was your adult tooth, you may have serious periodontal problems. Call the dentist either way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Question is unclear: Please re-post your question as to the age of the child and why you are asking the question. Better yet, have the child seen by a Pedodontist who can actually see and evaluate the tooth in question. ...Read more
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