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Loose Permanent Tooth Child
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Yes: We see this a lot in kids. ...Read more
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
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
When a permanent tooth is pushing out a baby tooth with a silver crown should I pull the tooth or wait?
See below: There is no reason to treat the loss of that tooth any differently. ...Read more
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
Do not wait: Waiting only complicates treatment and increases risks to your medical health. ...Read more
6 year old has wobbly permanent tooth after shark baby tooth fell out. He's had no injuries to the permanent tooth but is slightly wobbly. Worried?
See a pedodontist: A dentist who specializes in the care of children's teeth. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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