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Molar Tooth (Overview)

The permanent molars occupy the most posterior portion of the dental arch. They are the primary grinding teeth in the mouth. Adult humans have twelve molars, in four groups of three at the back of the mouth. The third, rearmost molar in each group is called a wisdom tooth. It is the last tooth to appear, breaking through the gum tissue at about the age of twenty.


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How to cure impacted molar tooth?

How to cure impacted molar tooth?

Surgery: Surgical removal. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Molar Tooth (Overview)

The permanent molars occupy the most posterior portion of the dental arch. They are the primary grinding teeth in the mouth. Adult humans have twelve molars, in four groups of three at the back of the mouth. The third, rearmost molar in each group is called a wisdom tooth. It is the last tooth to appear, breaking through the gum tissue at about the age of twenty.


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How can I get my baby molar tooth out?

How can I get my baby molar tooth out?

YOUR molar?: Are you 30 years old with a retained baby molar? You need to see a dentist for a radiograph (x-ray) to see the remaining roots of that molar as well as determine if there is an adult tooth under the gumline (unlikely) and the space available for placement of a dental implant to replace that soon-to-be missing tooth. ...Read more

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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

See dentist ASAP
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Have the tooth removed
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Go to the emergency room if swelling hinders breathing
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What to do if the right side, molar tooth hurting?

See a dentist: Let a local dentist take a look and advise you of your treatment options. Feel better soon... ...Read more

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What can I do to know when my molar tooth is dying?

Sensitivity: Lingering sensitivity to hot and/ or cold, pressure pain or pain while chewing, and swelling are all signs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: molar tooth?

What is the definition or description of: molar tooth?

Back grinding teeth: The permanent molars occupy the most posterior portion of the dental arch. They are the primary grinding teeth in the mouth. Adult humans have twelve molars, in four groups of three at the back of the mouth. The third, rearmost molar in each group is called a wisdom tooth. It is the last tooth to appear, breaking through the gum tissue at about the age of twenty. ...Read more

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How long should a porcelain crown on a molar tooth last?

How long should a porcelain crown on a molar tooth last?

5 to 25 years: In general, according to the insurance industry at least 5years. We prefer to think between 10 to 30 years. It wil depend on a lot of factors such as oral hygiene. Check up visits, quality of workmanship, dental materials skills and expertise of the dentist. They tend to fail because of fracture of the porcelain, new caries around the gum line or even from gum disease that weakens the bone. ...Read more

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A part of my molar tooth chipped off! should I be worried?

Sure: You don't know why it chipped off... There may be a large cavity underneath the chip. Even if there is no pain, you may still have a problem. Let a local dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Last molar tooth just became sensitive but i feel no pain. What could be wrong?

Last molar tooth just became sensitive but i feel no pain. What could be wrong?

Tooth sensitivity: Sensitive to what? Cold? Heat? Pressure? It could me a number of things. Merely giving you a list of possibilities really won't be of any aid to you. I suggest that you see a dentist who can clinically examine you, take a couple of x-rays and determine the cause of your discomfort. ...Read more

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My baby molar tooth wont move or wiggle and i feel the adult tooth growing. What's going to happen?

My baby molar tooth wont move or wiggle and i feel the adult tooth growing. What's going to happen?

Normal: The permanent molars come in behind the baby molars. It is after the permanent molars come in that the permanent bicuspids come in and push the baby molars our of the way. ...Read more

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Is it always better to take the molar tooth out? What are the complications later in life if it is not taken out?

Is it always better to take the molar tooth out? What are the complications later in life if it is not taken out?

Wisdom or other?: If you mean 3rd molars = wisdom teeth should be saved if good alignment, useful, enough room to keep them clean. This applies to about only 25% the rest should be extracted to avoid decay, gum disease, shifting of teeth, other problems. 3rd molars that are reasonably straight should be saved if no problems or routine size filling needed. 3rd molars very useful when other molar already missing. ...Read more

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How is a molar tooth removed if it is not loose?

How is a molar tooth removed if it is not loose?

Very carefully: Your dentist or oral surgeon has the proper tools and training to remove the tooth even if it does not seem loose to you. Sometimes, depending on root anatomy, it is taken out in pieces. Often the dentist will want to place a bone graft material in the vacant site to improve healing and your options of a future implant. ...Read more

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Is it important to extract an abcess molar tooth?

Yes: If you have been to a dentist and they told you that the abcessed tooth needs to me extracted, it needs to be done. Leaving the tooth as is will only worsen the infection with time. ...Read more

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Please tell me what age should your first molar tooth fall out?

Please tell me what age should your first molar tooth fall out?

Age 9-10: A child will loose his or her first primary molar between ages 9 to 10. Girls are normally quicker to develop and loose their teeth. However, everyone has their own normal. The sequence of which teeth are lost in order is the most important factor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a molar tooth is still a baby tooth and not an adult tooth?

How can I tell if a molar tooth is still a baby tooth and not an adult tooth?

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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Can you tell me how much time would it take to extract an abcess molar tooth?

Can you tell me how much time  would it take to extract an abcess molar tooth?

Procedure time: I can't speak for others. In my office: 15-45 minutes from start to finish in most cases.It depends upon how long it takes the patient to get numb, how loose the tooth is along with the difficulty of the extraction. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more