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Baby Teeth (Definition)

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


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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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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.?

Your question ?: Just facts were stated, but if you are asking if this is normal or what you should do, my suggestion is to see an orthodontist to see if treatment is necessary for your son's condition. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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

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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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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How long does it take for his permanent tooth to come in after his baby tooth falls out?

How long does it take for his permanent tooth to come in after his baby tooth falls out?

Just depends: Some teeth come in before the baby tooth falls out and others can take a month. You should see a dentist to make sure the adult tooth is there and is erupting properly. ...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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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

Permanent Tooth (Definition)

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