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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

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 your dentist as soon as possible
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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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Could my molar tooth be restored or filled?

Could my molar tooth be restored or filled?

Needs a picture: We really cannot tell without a photograph or xray. ...Read more

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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 won't move or wiggle and I feel the adult tooth growing. What's going to happen?

My baby molar tooth won't 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?

A range: Of between 9 and 11 years of age is when the first primary molar typically falls out. ...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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Last molar tooth on the right became really sensitive last night for some unknown reason, please help!?

Last molar tooth on the right became really sensitive last night for some unknown reason, please help!?

Unknown reason: That sums it up. It's unknown why your molar is sensitive, to you and everyone else on this panel. Without an examination and a radiograph, your problem is a mystery. Please call a local dentist for an appointment and treatment of that problematic tooth. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper last molar tooth, so unsure if it's dying or to the other teeth if a molar tooth is removed?

I have pain in my upper last molar tooth, so unsure if it's dying or to the other teeth if a molar tooth is removed?

Have it extracted: The last molar is commonly reffered to as the wisdom tooth. This tooth is very important in relation to your life. An infection in this particular too can lead to spinal cord and brain infection, and death. This tooth was the single most cause of deaths in mammals. For humans the average lifespan was 33 to 37 years because u usually died of a tooth infection in the early days, prior to dentistry ...Read more

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For the last few days my molar tooth on the top hurts of I stomp or jump (only at the moment of impact). No other pain. What could be up?

For the last few days my molar tooth on the top hurts of I stomp or jump (only at the moment of impact). No other pain. What could be up?

A number of things: If your teeth don't touch when this happens, it is most likely an inflamed or infected nerve or a sinusitis or sinus infection. If your teeth do touch when this happens, then add a bite discrepancy or fracture in the tooth or root. Your dentist should be able to easily figure out the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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My top right molar tooth began hurting today out of no where. I was fine all day, until I pressed my teeth down. Only hurts when I chew. What is it?

See a dentist: Tooth could be fractured or infected. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible to determine what is causing the pain and what needs to be done about it. ...Read more

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Can I do first molar tooth removal at home?

Can I do first molar tooth removal at home?

Self care: Are you a dentist with a trained assistant to help you, ; have all necessary sterilized instruments available to help you in case you run into a problem? I have been extracting teeth for over 40 years ; once in awhile an apparently easy tooth to extract becomes an unexpected chore! And don't forget the saying, "a doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient". If a lay person, I think not! ...Read more

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Molar tooth broken stabbing tongue what to do?

Molar tooth broken stabbing tongue what to do?

See a dentist: This doesn't qualify for home remedy or treatment from a well meaning friend. See a dentist who is trained to comfortably smooth it, extract it or fix it. The dentist will diagnose the problem and explain your choices clearly so you can select knowing risk, cost and benefits of each option. ...Read more

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My 7 year old is bleeding around a molar tooth, is this normal?

My 7 year old is bleeding around a molar tooth, is this normal?

Usually not: Need to see a dentist and xray the area to find source of bleeding. ...Read more

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The gum behind my molar tooth is swollen and hurts! What to do?

The gum behind my molar tooth is swollen and hurts! What to do?

See a dentist: You need a dental evaluation, possible x rays and dental care. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My first molar tooth fell out what should I do?

Could use your help docs! My first molar tooth fell out what should I do?

Evaluation: You need to be seen locally by a dentist. If you are 31 years old and your first molar became so loose that it fell out on its own, you may be suffering from severe periodontal disease. If so, your remaining teeth may not be far behind. Please call today to make that appointment. ...Read more

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