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I Have A Lose Tooth Should I Pull It Out
What is the best way to pull a baby tooth? Our son has a baby tooth that just won't seem to come out. It's gray and clearly dead, and we've tried twisting it, but it seems surprisingly firmly in place. What is the best to to ensure that he loses this toot
Get help: If a tooth is "firm", it's not ready to come out. The root has not yet dissolved away. Dark color may be due to traumatic damage to pulp, and tooth may still be vital. Please have your dentist examine your son, take x-ray if necessary, and advise you as to timing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a very back tooth pulled last year. Saving for implant. Gums healthy. Wake up everyday and my top row of teeth hurt with weird lose feeling... Why?
Teeth grinding: You may be clenching or grinding your teeth during the night. Your bite may have changed because of the missing molar. Are you having regular dental care while you are saving for your implant? See your dentist about this. You may benefit from a nightguard or something else may need to be treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it best to let your child's baby teeth fall out on their own, or pull them out? Our son's beginning to lose his baby teeth, and he has one that's beginning to turn gray and just sitting there, not falling out. Is this something we can safely pull out a
Had an infected back molar pulled out. At 18, what could be the complications of this? Will I lose more teeth?
Shifting teeth: changes in the balance of the bite, possible gum problems in the future, less efficient chewing... ...Read more
Is there anything we need to do to prepare for our son losing his baby teeth? He just turned five, and i guess the time is not too far away. I remember when i was little i was scared of having them pulled, and would let them stay in my mouth far too long.
Kids : Kids are familiar with growing out of their shoes and their clothes and putting them aside to make room for bigger ones. It shoud be easy for your child to understand that he is outgrowing his baby teeth and that they should be put aside to make room for the bigger, more grown up ones. The tooth fairy thing makes it more fun and something to look forward to. Check the children's section at your local library or book store for one of the many excellent books on the subject geared for 5 year olds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not easily : Not even dentists can pull their own teeth. Remember that there are nerves, blood vessels and muscles surrounding your teeth and roots - it's much safer to have a dentist pull your tooth. Besides, then you can have pain medicine to help you recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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