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Is it important to extract an abcess molar tooth?

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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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


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

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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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Cracked Tooth Syndrome (Definition)

Cracked tooth syndrome is the name we give any tooth that hurts when you bit on it and regularly does this. It does have to be diagnosed to make sure no other reason is causing pain. Cts can be with a tooth that has a large filling, small filling and even no filling. Know that when it hurts to bite down or eat on that tooth you may be the proud owner of a tooth that ...Read more


Molar Tooth (Definition)

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 ...Read more