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My permanent tooth feels loose please help!?

My permanent tooth feels loose please help!?

Call your dentist: Loose tooth means abscess, bone loss, trauma, or fracture. Please call your dentist for evaluation asap. ...Read more

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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What can I do about my slightly loose permanent tooth!?

What can I do about my slightly loose permanent tooth!?

See a dentist: You have a couple of choices. First is to see a dentist for evaluation and treatment. Second is to do. Toning and loose the tooth.
Better to find out the cause and treatment options. ...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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What do you do for a loose front permanent tooth on an eight year old?

What do you do for a loose front permanent tooth on an eight year old?

Dentist: You really need to go into a dentist to find out why the tooth is loose. Was there some type of trauma to the tooth (this is the most common cause of a loose perm tooth on a child). There could also be an abscess causing it to be loose, or it might be a baby tooth! ...Read more

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My little girls permanent tooth came in crooked bottom front but has now moved into place. Noticed it's slightly loose is this normal?

My little girls permanent tooth came in crooked bottom front but has now moved into place. Noticed it's slightly loose is this normal?

Not normal: Loose teeth are not normal. Take your Daughter to her Dentist for an evaluation. Consultation with an Orthodontic Specialist may be in order. ...Read more

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My kids permanent tooth is loose because a baby tooth next to the permanent tooth has a tooth growing in behind it, what should I do he is 13?

My kids permanent tooth is loose because a baby tooth next to the permanent tooth has a tooth growing in behind it, what should I do he is 13?

Get it checked: Real hard to answer without an exam and an x-ray. It's pretty unlikely that a baby tooth will displace a grownup tooth so maybe there is even an extra one in there! Don't worry - bring him in to get it checked and see what's actually going on. 13 is a little delayed to be getting teeth anyway so an orthodontic check is probably in order. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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Permanent tooth is loose - how long can I wait to go to the dentist to fix it?

Permanent tooth is loose - how long can I wait to go to the dentist to fix it?

Do not wait: Waiting only complicates treatment and increases risks to your medical health. ...Read more

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Loose permanent tooth because baby tooth with permanent tooth growing in behind it is pushing it out. On 13 year old son.?

Loose permanent tooth because baby tooth with permanent tooth growing in behind it is pushing it out. On 13 year old son.?

Orthodontics: This is a good time to see your orthodontist. As it sounds like your son may be a little behind schedule. Normally around 12 years of age is when the baby teeth should be exfoliated. The orthodontist can make a treatment plan that can help your son for life. Make sure that he has good brushing habits as this will greatly effect the results of any orthodontic appliance. ...Read more

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A permanent tooth is loose, after a tooth extraction next to it for braces. Will it adhere?

A permanent tooth is loose, after a tooth extraction next to it for braces. Will it adhere?

Can happen: Sometimes after extraction because of the trauma to adjacent bone and gums and if teeth are already undergoing ortho treatment can feel loose. Should feel better in a week. If doesn't than shod consult your dentist.. ...Read more

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My 5 year old hit her mouth on a chair 2 days ago. Now her permanent tooth is loose. There is no discoloration. Can it be saved?

My 5 year old hit her mouth on a chair 2 days ago. Now her permanent tooth is loose. There is no discoloration. Can it be saved?

See pedodontist ASAP: Call your pediatric dentist immediately for an emergency appointment. Subsequent to the initial management of the dental injury, follow up periodic monitoring is indicated to determine clinical and radiographic evidence of any pathology. Good luck. ...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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What is the definition or description of: permanent tooth?

What is the definition or description of: permanent tooth?

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

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How long dose it take for a permanent tooth to grow out completely?

How long dose it take for a permanent tooth to grow out completely?

Depends: There is no true time to say like 3 mnths or 6 months or anything like that. If it appears to be slow maybe an x-ray is necessary to determine the reason why it is 'slow'. Roots do not completely form in the bone for 2-3 years after eruption starts. ...Read more

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Why hasn't my permanent tooth erupted yet?

Why hasn't my permanent tooth erupted yet?

Is it Present?: I see you are 31 years old. Can you see the tooth at all? If not, you might have been born without it. Have a dental xray taken. If you can see it, see an orthodontist for a treatment plan. They may be able to bring it in to correct position. ...Read more

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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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How to tell whether a tooth is a baby tooth or permanent tooth?

How to tell whether a tooth is a baby tooth or permanent tooth?

Dental anatomy: You can tell by the size, shape, color, position, your child's age when tooth erupted, and appearance on x-ray. Ask hour dentist, he or she will know. ...Read more

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Will it hurt to get a tooth shaped, and a permanent tooth pulled?

Will it hurt to get a tooth shaped, and a permanent tooth pulled?

Shaped: Not sure what you mean by shaped however in answer to both questions no it will not hurt as your dentist will make sure you are numb. You may feel pressure but you should not feel pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell whether a tooth is a baby tooth or permanent tooth just by looking at it?

Yes: While it may take some practice and familiarity with dental anatomy, it is usually easy to tell a baby tooth from a permanent tooth. The biggest difference is the tooth's size. With few exceptions. Baby teeth typically look like smaller (1/2 size) versions of their permanent counterparts. ...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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I am 17 and lost my last primary tooth 4 months ago. It is a canine and my permanent tooth started to erupt but seems to have stalled. Is this normal?

I am 17 and lost my last primary tooth 4 months ago. It is a canine and my permanent tooth started to erupt but seems to have stalled. Is this normal?

Late eruption: At your age this eruption pattern is later than normal. You should ask this question of a general dentist and an orthodontist who can personally examine you and along with x-rays and past history give you an answer to your question. They can also answer whether or not it's just a wait and watch situation or they actively have to treat you at this time in order to facilitate the eruption. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, my daughter is 11 and has lost a permanent tooth. Can she get one right now?

More Info: Your question is not clear. Get one what? An implant? A reimplant? A new tooth? Best talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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Pls what's a solution for a permanent tooth that has been shaking since it began to grow since I was a child & until now it stil shakes?

You need a dentist: You will need to see a dentist in order to get the answer to that question. You will need both a clinical exam and an x-ray or two to determine what is causing the "shaking" or mobility of that tooth. Without having any information at hand, we have no way of knowing for sure what the problem is, nor what can be done, if anything, to correct or treat it. ...Read more

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What can I do if my permanent tooth filling just broke off, what do I do now?

What can I do if my permanent tooth filling just broke off, what do I do now?

Broken filling: Make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Eat on the other side of your mouth. Avoid very hot, cold and sweet foods and liquids. Your dentist can determine the cause of your broken filling and how best to restore the tooth. ...Read more

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How can I remember the root canal morphology of every single permanent tooth?

How can I remember the root canal morphology of every single permanent tooth?

You can't.: Most up-to-date dentists use digital pictures of teeth, that cup abuse much less exposure to radiation, and are permanently stored on the computer. They are accessible any time to the dentist, or dental assistant, or hygienest; and very importantly can be transmitted to any other specialist, person, including you, that you authorize. ...Read more

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Baby tooth still in mouth and there is no permanent tooth above it, what to do?

Baby tooth still in mouth and there is no permanent tooth above it, what to do?

Baby tooth: Many of these are lost in later life however some become fused to the bone (ankylosed) and remain for your lifetime. If the tooth is healthy you may leave it. If it needs to be removed or is lost consult an orthodontist for spacing issues and your dentist for possible solutions (no tx as ortho will close the space, implant or bridge). ...Read more

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My baby tooth still in mouth and there is no permanent tooth above it, what to do?

My baby tooth still in mouth and there is no permanent tooth above it, what to do?

It depends: Some patients wind up with ankylosed baby teeth and missing the permanent ones. They live with it all their life. If they do not pay attention to it. But if you are concerned about it. Get a checkup by your dentist for full assessment to the situation and treatment options. Like extracting them and replacement with implants or bridge work or other options. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a baby tooth that has decay/caries. Will the permanent tooth have it too?

What to do if I have a baby tooth that has decay/caries. Will the permanent tooth have it too?

Not likely: However, untreated tooth decay in the primary teeth will increase the probability of problems in the permanent dentition. See a pedodontist for consultation. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and was told I still have baby teeth well I just lost one tonight and was wondering if it was a permanent tooth or a baby tooth how can I tell?

I'm 22 and was told I still have baby teeth well I just lost one tonight and was wondering if it was a permanent tooth or a baby tooth how can I tell?

You can't: But a Dentist can. It's probably a baby tooth, but you will have to be examined to be sure. Take the tooth with you. Also it's important that the tooth be replaced to prevent Posterior Bite Collapse, other teeth collapsing into are where tooth was lost, which can cause serious bite problems. ...Read more

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My daughter will be 4 in a month. I just noticeD that her first molar (permanent tooth) erupted. Isn't too early?

My daughter will be 4 in a month. I just noticeD that her first molar (permanent tooth) erupted. Isn't too early?

Secondary Teeth: First molars on average will erupt at about six years old. There are wide variations among children. By this time she should have an established relationship with a local dentist. If she doesn't, now is the time to have her examined and evaluated, so make the call. ...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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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..

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

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

Chances: Chances are the chipped baby tooth will not affect the permanent tooth that will come in later. Her dentist will evaluate what treatment is needed, and monitor the tooth at her check up visits. If the nerve in the baby tooth goes bad due to the trauma, the tooth might need a "baby tooth root canal". This will save the tooth and prevent an infection in that area, which could be problematic.

But right now, don't worry too much about it, because there is not much you can do. As long as she is comfortable and not in pain, I'm sure she'll be just fine. ...Read more

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Hi, My daughter is 7 year old and the dentist is suggesting to do root canal on her 14th tooth, saying it would be better as this is a permanent tooth.

Hi, My daughter is 7 year old and the dentist is suggesting to do root canal on her 14th tooth, saying it would be better as this is a permanent tooth.

Yes: #14, the upper left 1st (6 year) molar, is an exceptionally important tooth. As it is a permanent tooth, there is no tooth under the gums to come in to replace it. At 7 the root canals will still be very wide, and as such it is recommended that she see an Endodontists, a root canal specialist, for the treatment. Also, bas she is 7, see an Orthodontist to see if the tooth can be replaced. ...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 having a baby tooth knocked out affect a permanent tooth? While on vacation, our son trip and knocked out one of his front baby teeth. We were quite a ways away from any dentist, and were not able to get there in time for the dentist to do anything. H

Can having a baby tooth knocked out affect a permanent tooth? While on vacation, our son trip and knocked out one of his front baby teeth. We were quite a ways away from any dentist, and were not able to get there in time for the dentist to do anything. H

Should be OK: However, if other front teeth missing may need space maintainer. If back tooth lost early must have space maintainer. Your son should be checked for gum lacerations, fractured-off root, displacement or damage to underlying permanent tooth, and bone fractures. This is a situation where a pediatric
dentist, a specialist in childrens' dentistry, should be consulted. ...Read more