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How Do I Yank Out A Childs Loose Canine Tooth Quickly And Painlessly
Leave it alone: It is best to let a child lose his or her teeth naturally. Yanking a tooth out too early can cause problems such as bleeding, pain, and infection. Let the child wiggle the tooth around as he/she sees fit and it will fall out eventually. If the tooth is extremely loose, you may use a clean, damp piece of gauze and tug firmly. If it doesn't come out, leave it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daughter recently got a baby canine tooth pulled. the baby tooth was predicted to come in within three months and still no tooth. What should i do?
My gums are swelled. Right at the bottom of my canine tooth and between it and my lateral incisor. It's making my tooth feel loose. Help?
Either: This is either from a traumatic injury or you have a food particle (like poppy seed, raspberry seed, etc) caught under the gum between those 2 teeth. If food, try floss then rinse with colgate peroxyl rinse. Swelling should go down within 24 hours, otherwise see your dentist to x-ray and evaluate. ...Read more
Hello doctor, please help me out...i'm 19 years old and my right canine tooth is loose, it makes me really uncomfortable. i don't know what to do. please give me some advice on what to do.
Is a slightly chipped tooth something to worry about? I had a canine tooth very slightly chipped while playing basketball. There has been no pain or numbness since then, but i would like to know if I should go to the dentist anyway?
Since : Since your tooth sustained trauma, it behooves you to go to the dentist to have it looked at and establish a base line. Changes can and will happen over time. If there are problems, you will not see them for a few days or even weeks. Taking an x ray and photos right after an injury is key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby teeth coming in wrong while teething? Our son seems to have an extra canine tooth coming in, almost in the same spot as his other one. Should we see the dentist and have this pulled? I'm worried that it will create problems for him later once his adu
See PediatricDentist: I recommend seeing a pediatric dentist. A pediatric dentist has training in the development of the bite. They will also know how to best treat your child if needed. Extra teeth or abnormalities in the development and eruption a very common. They typically are also treated very easily. No worries. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Phone call: The canine teeth are some of the longest in your mouth. A dentist has the experience and instruments to do it correctly. If you try it and fail (which you most likely will), you will be in worse shape than you started and you will still need to see a dentist. Make the call for an appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The decision on what to do with or for an impacted or unerupted canine depends on the position and development of the tooth, age of the patient, and what you want to achieve esthetically. An orthodontic evaluation would be recommended to discuss treatment options available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See an Orthodontist: Start by seeing an orthodontist for a consult. At least ask your own general dentist. ...Read more
See dentist: Sometimes trauma can be worse than it appears. How old is he. If he's a child and it's his baby tooth he'll lose the tooth around 11 years of age. If he's a you c adult is recommend seeing a dentist so it can be determined if there has been damage to the tooth (ie cracks, nerve damage etc) which can then be properly addressed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What to do if I have a small canine tooth and I'm not sure if it is an adult tooth, I really don't like my smile and I'm not sure what to do?
CONTOUR: A dentist can contour the tooth so that it appears normal to other teeth.No pain but big gain. ...Read more
Not much: An impacted canine is a tooth that does not erupt into the mouth. It is up in the bone. In most situations, you won't know you have one unless you have an x-ray taken. In most situations, the baby canine does not fall out. The only way to get the impacted tooth in is to see an orthodontist for orthodontic treatment and an oral surgeon for exposure of the tooth. ...Read more
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