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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 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.?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Dentist: You really need to go into a dentist to find out why the tooth is loose. Was there some type of trauma to the tooth (this is the most common cause of a loose perm tooth on a child). There could also be an abscess causing it to be loose, or it might be a baby tooth! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
My little girls permanent tooth came in crooked bottom front but has now moved into place. Noticed it's slightly loose is this normal?
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?
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