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How do I yank out a childs loose canine tooth quickly and painlessly?

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 more

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Canine Tooth (Definition)

The canine tooth is normally called the cuspid tooth. Starting with the front two teeth, it is the third one back. The name, canine, comes from the prominent fang tooth ...Read more


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Can there be white crowns for a child's canine tooth?

Can there be white crowns for a child's canine tooth?

Yes. Pediatric: Crown techniques include the option of a cosmetic facing on "baby tooth " crowns. Ask the child's doctor to explain. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hard white painless bump above canine tooth on upper gums. Almost bone like. What is this?

Hard white painless bump above canine tooth on upper gums. Almost bone like. What is this?

Could be bone: if there is no redness surrounding the bump, it is probably a benign overgrowth of bone or fibroma. both are variations from normal but neither require treatment. If you have concerns, see your dentist. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Go see your dentist: When it comes to your teeth, best advice is to brush & floss regularly (or at least those you want to keep!). And when it comes to something wrong w/your teeth, best advice is to go see your dentist. ...Read more

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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? .

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?


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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 more

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Shocking pain at tip of my canine tooth?

Shocking pain at tip of my canine tooth?

Multiple causes: A cavity, a non-vital nerve, bruxism, a fracture, and gum problems can all manifest themselves with pain. Have yourself examined by a local dentist to determine the actual cause. ...Read more

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How can I pull out an upper canine tooth?

How can I pull out an upper canine tooth?

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 more

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What do I do if I have an impacted canine tooth?

What do I do if I have an impacted canine tooth?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: canine tooth?

What is the definition or description of: canine tooth?

Cuspid: The canine tooth is normally called the cuspid tooth. Starting with the front two teeth, it is the third one back. The name, canine, comes from the prominent fang tooth in a dog's mouth. ...Read more

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