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Loose Permanent Teeth Children
Been to the dentist and she said one of my permanent teeth are loose how do I strengthen it at home so I don't lose it?
Loose tooth: The cause of your loose tooth will determine how to reverse or stop the problem and maintain your tooth. Is it from periodontal (gum) disease, occlusal (bite) trauma, etc? The dentist who told you that you have a loose tooth can answer best answer this question for you. Call and ask. Was nothing said regarding this issue? ...Read more
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If a baby tooth is loose and there is no teeth coming out, Is it possible that the permanent teeth will grow after the baby teeth has fallen out?
Yes...: Short and quick answer is yes. Permanent teeth sometimes experience difficulties cutting through the gums so it take a little longer but they do come. X-ray images can verify for you. ...Read more
I think I may have gingivitis because my permanent teeth are kinda loose and my gums are receding idk how to treat it. HELP!!!!!
I am 16 years old and I have had great dental hygiene my whole life. My permanent teeth feel loose. Are my teeth goingto fall out?
Loose teeth: There can be many causes for teeth feeling loose. Please see your dentist for an evaluation and no I do not think they will fall out. Let us know what the finding is. ...Read more
It depends.: If the marks are minor and on the surface of tooth, a procedure called micro abrasion may be helpful. Sodium Fluoride and calcium phosphate are often applied as well to help the teeth remineralize. If the marking is more than superficial, bonding or veneer may be necessary. If the marking is from tetracycline stain, special whitening may lessen the severity of it. See a dentist to find out! ...Read more
Ask Dentist: Typically, unless you have a family history of not getting all adult teeth, then age can be the factor to determine this. By age 12 most people have lost all their deciduous (baby or first) teeth. Adult teeth have replaced them. Then come the second molars around this time. Wisdom teeth (3rd molars) may follow around age 16-18. Clinical exam and x-ray imaging can conclusively determine this. ...Read more
Tooth eruption: There are 20 baby teeth and 32 permanent teeth. Typically, the lower central incisors are the first baby teeth that are lost. However, the permanent first molars are the first permanent teeth to erupt. They usually come in around 6 years old so they are also known as the 6 year molars. However, every child is different and so can the pattern of the eruption of the permanent teeth. ...Read more
Not typical: Unless there is a very unusual circumstance you're just completing your eruption of your permanent teeth concluding with your twelve year molars. Of course excluding the eruption of your 3rd molars or wisdom teeth later. You could be mistaking this for a larger baby tooth so consult dds for conformation of what is happening. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: Which permanent teeth? Certainly 3rd molars (wisdom teeth) are often removed due to the fact that through evolution, the human jaw often is not long enough to accommodate those additional teeth so they are either impacted (stuck under the gum) or come in angled placing pressure on adjacent teeth thereby requiring removal. ...Read more
Exam and x-ray: It sounds as if you've been through multiple extractions in your past. I have several patients who have been through similar circumstances. The one thing to keep in mind- is that just because the tooth may not be visible in the mouth, doesn't mean that the entire root has been removed. If the tooth has broken off at the gum line, then there is still a remnant which needs to be removed. ...Read more
Several ways: Size and shape are the two main ways. Permanent incisors and cuspids are bigger than the baby teeth. When the baby molars are lost, the smaller bicuspids erupt which have two cusps or points to them. Permanent molars come in behind the baby molars and are much bigger. The baby teeth in most cases are whiter. ...Read more
Why my baby's teeth grew with irregular formation? Will they effect the permanent teeth in the future?
Enamel defect: The condition can affect baby teeth and adult teeth. The good news is a treatable condition by a pedodontist. ...Read more
Trauma to teeth:
Discoloration of permanent teeth could be from having a root canal done on the tooth or a tooth that has had trauma to it in the past. Sometimes the discoloration can occur several years later after the trauma has occurred which would indicate the that nerve of the tooth is dying.
Other causes of grey discoloration may be from tetracycline antibiotics that the patient may have taken as a child. ...Read more
My teeth are moderately yellow from childhood. Are there any permanent teeth whitener which really works? I am 26 y m
Veneers/crowns: Nothing can permanently whiten natural teeth. Bleaching teeth can effectlvely whiten them, but consumption of wine, cola, coffee, etc. Will slowly darken teeth. Only covering teeth (with porcelain) will be permanent. Seldom would that be advisable, unless smile is otherwise unsatisfactory. Whitening is usually satisfactory and only requires infrequent "touch ups" to keep teeth whiter. ...Read more
They do it all the time in the movies. Young actors can be made to look old with a set of yellow worn teeth over their young healthy teeth.
Conventionally, snap-on smile can be made for you to give you that beautiful celebrity smile. ...Read more
Must monitor: Filling materials, including those used for baby tooth root canal rx (pulpotomy) do not dissolve away the same as baby tooth roots. This can sometimes delay eruption of underlying permanent tooth. Child should be monitored by qualified orthodontic specialist to assure that order and timing of eruption of permanent teeth is within normal limits. Best space maintainer is a baby tooth. ...Read more
Until old-age: Adult teeth continue to grow, but very very slowly. Normal chewing/grinding help to keep the teeth at appropriate length. An unapposed tooth can grow long to cause problem. Excessive grinding, more often during sleep, will wear out the teeth earlier...But your teeth probably don't stop growing until old-age. Healthy teeth=healthier body/heart. See dentist regularly. Good luck. ...Read more
Hard to say: If the permanent teeth are present and poised for eruption based on xray evaluation, it isn't particularly worrisome. If you mean she has multiple absent permanent teeth radiographically, that is not normal. Get a thorough dental exam including radiographs to get your answer.. ...Read more
Please help! What is the difference of crown to root ratio between deciduous and permanent teeth?
Baby almost 2, uses soothie pacifier. Worried about teeth. Won't take another type. Will permanent teeth be affected?
Pacifier use: It was not mentioned how old the baby is, 2 years or 2 months. If the baby is 2 months old pacifier use should be discontinued by 6 months of age. I have not seen any problems with teeth with pacifier use at this age since the teeth usually come through around 9 months of age. If the child is 2 years old it's use should be immediately discontinued. ...Read more
Just found out that my 5 yo is missing 9 of her permanent teeth. Who can I go see to find more information on this disorder?
Pediatric dentist: See a pediatric dentist and they will help diagnose your daughter. Usually all the adult tooth buds do not form at 5 years of age. Some of the adult tooth buds form later. Your pediatric dentist can take a panorex x-ray and will advise you. ...Read more
Is my underbite skeletal? When I was young, I have a perfect bite but when my permanent teeth pop out my teeth are misaligned and I had an underbite.
Ask: Ask a qualified Orthodontic Specialist who treats problems like yours all day long every day. The Orthodontist can tell you, to a high level of certainty, whether your malocclusion is dental, skeletal, or both, just by examining you. A skull (cephalometric) x-ray would confirm the observational opinion. Go see an Orthodontic Specialist, initial exam usually free or low cost. ...Read more
Yes,: Yes that's the way it usually works. I'm not sure if there was some other question you meant to ask. ...Read more
Replace it: A tooth "falling out" generally means there is a bigger underlying issue. The entire tooth, root and all, indicates an advanced gum infection or worse. The top half, called the crown, means there is underlying cavity or fracture. Remember that the mouth is like a puzzle, and when a piece is lost, then you no longer have a puzzle that fits. Seek a dentist. ...Read more
Mobility: Teeth are not like steel posts in concrete. There is some normal slight mobility, especially when the roots are not fully formed yet as in the case you describe. ...Read more
Yes: Your dentist and/or orthodontist may recommend extraction of teeth to allow for space to correct your crowding. The number and specific teeth indicated for removal is determined after a thorough clinical examination and review of your diagnostic records have been performed and analyzed. ...Read more