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Doctor insights on: How Do You Take Out A Loose Baby Molar Tooth

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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How can I get my baby molar tooth out?

How can I get my baby molar tooth out?

YOUR molar?: Are you 30 years old with a retained baby molar? You need to see a dentist for a radiograph (x-ray) to see the remaining roots of that molar as well as determine if there is an adult tooth under the gumline (unlikely) and the space available for placement of a dental implant to replace that soon-to-be missing tooth. ...Read more

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My baby molar tooth wont move or wiggle and i feel the adult tooth growing. What's going to happen?

My baby molar tooth wont move or wiggle and i feel the adult tooth growing. What's going to happen?

Normal: The permanent molars come in behind the baby molars. It is after the permanent molars come in that the permanent bicuspids come in and push the baby molars our of the way. ...Read more

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Is it always better to take the molar tooth out? What are the complications later in life if it is not taken out?

Is it always better to take the molar tooth out? What are the complications later in life if it is not taken out?

Wisdom or other?: If you mean 3rd molars = wisdom teeth should be saved if good alignment, useful, enough room to keep them clean. This applies to about only 25% the rest should be extracted to avoid decay, gum disease, shifting of teeth, other problems. 3rd molars that are reasonably straight should be saved if no problems or routine size filling needed. 3rd molars very useful when other molar already missing. ...Read more

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How is a molar tooth removed if it is not loose?

How is a molar tooth removed if it is not loose?

Very carefully: Your dentist or oral surgeon has the proper tools and training to remove the tooth even if it does not seem loose to you. Sometimes, depending on root anatomy, it is taken out in pieces. Often the dentist will want to place a bone graft material in the vacant site to improve healing and your options of a future implant. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a molar tooth is still a baby tooth and not an adult tooth?

How can I tell if a molar tooth is still a baby tooth and not an adult tooth?

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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Can you tell me how much time would it take to extract an abcess molar tooth?

Can you tell me how much time  would it take to extract an abcess molar tooth?

Procedure time: I can't speak for others. In my office: 15-45 minutes from start to finish in most cases.It depends upon how long it takes the patient to get numb, how loose the tooth is along with the difficulty of the extraction. ...Read more

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How long does it take for recovery from a molar tooth extraction?

How long does it take for recovery from a molar tooth extraction?

Six weeks: Removing a tooth, especially a molar is a big deal. It leaves a surface wound the size of half a dollar bill, that can become infected if food is present, followed by bacteria. Often it is already infected prior to extraction that can lead to a systemic bacteremia. This is been blamed for plaque deposits in arteries. Follow all instructions, keep hygiene good, liquid diet for five days. ...Read more

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Recovery time after having erupted baby molar tooth pulled? I work in an office, how much time off work?

Recovery time after having erupted baby molar tooth pulled? I work in an office, how much time off work?

None: Honestly, if you wanted to, you should be able to go back to work the same day, perhaps an hour later and certainly the next day. Ask your own dentist who knows you and your tooth better than we do just to confirm that. ...Read more

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What do docs think? Should an infected pre-molar tooth in a child be removed or treated with root canal surgery?

What do docs think? Should an infected pre-molar tooth in a child be removed or treated with root canal surgery?

How old is child?: Does this child need orthodontics? Depending on the answers to the above questions, the advice would be different. That's why you need to consult with both your local dentist and orthodontist, if necessary, to devise a plan. Personally, i'm all for saving every tooth that can be saved. The child isn't growing any more. ...Read more

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Molar Tooth (Definition)

The permanent molars occupy the most posterior portion of the dental arch. They are the primary grinding teeth in the mouth. Adult humans have twelve molars, in four groups of three at the back of the mouth. The third, rearmost molar in each group is called a wisdom tooth. It is the last tooth to appear, breaking through the gum tissue at about ...Read more