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My son is 6 and is losing milk teeth and gaining permanent teeth. Does it make sense to make a pantomogram to see if all is well? How often?

My son is 6 and is losing milk teeth and gaining permanent teeth. Does it make sense to make a pantomogram to see if all is well? How often?

See a pedodontist: a dentist who specializes in the care of children's teeth. Just for your information it is recommend taking dental x-rays around the age of four. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned that my 14 year old is still missing two top permanent teeth? The teeth show up on x-rays, they just never come down. They are the two teeth next to the top front teeth. He is going into high school next year.

Should i be concerned that my 14 year old is still missing two top permanent teeth? The teeth show up on x-rays, they just never come down.  They are the two teeth next to the top front teeth.  He is going into high school next year.

You're late: Your son should have seen an orthodontist by age 7, or the moment someone noticed that your son has impacted teeth. This is fixable, but you have to see a qualified orthodontic specialist now. This will not get better by itself. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can I hide permanent teeth marks?

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

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Which are the first permanent teeth a child gets?

Which are the first permanent teeth a child gets?

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

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Can your permanent teeth fall out when you're 13?

Can your permanent teeth fall out when you're 13?

Not typical: Unless there is a very unusual circumstance youre 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

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For what reasons would my permanent teeth be pulled?

For what reasons would my permanent teeth be pulled?

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

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How would i be able to tell if I have any permanent teeth left?

How would i be able to tell  if I have any permanent teeth left?

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

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What can you do to tell the difference between baby and permanent teeth?

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

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Why my baby's teeth grew with irregular formation? Will they effect the permanent teeth in the future?

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

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