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Is It Normal For A Permanent Tooth To Grow In Just Behind The Baby Tooth
The first teeth which are shed and replaced by permanent teeth. The first primary tooth comes in at about 6 months of age and the 20th and last primary tooth erupts at around 2 1/2 years of age. The primary teeth are replaced beginning usually at about age 6. Also called baby teeth, milk teeth, temporary ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loose permanent tooth because baby tooth with permanent tooth growing in behind it is pushing it out. On 13 year old son.?
Can a permanent tooth come in while a baby tooth is still in place? I've noticed what looks like another tooth coming in behind one of the baby teeth in the front of our daughter's mouth. Is this possible? Is this something i need to call my dentist about
Very common: We see this a lot, especially in children with arch length insufficiency (crowding). As a general rule children should have their first check up with a qualified orthodontic specialist at age 7. This is especially true if you, as a non-dentist, recognize that there are anomalies. Please ask your general dentist for a referral now. There is nothing to be gained by waiting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When a permanent tooth is pushing out a baby tooth with a silver crown should I pull the tooth or wait?
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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