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Doctor insights on: Premature Loss Of Primary Teeth

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Need doctor's help! will infants primary teeth have gray spots when they erupt?

Need doctor's help! will infants primary teeth have gray spots when they erupt?

Usually not: Usually primary (baby) teeth come in without any blemishes. Blemishes are usually a result of some disturbance in calcification of the teeth. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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When are all deciduous teeth gone?

Usually 12-14 yrs: Most teenagers lose their last deciduous teeth (second primary molars) between 12-14 years old. If a person is congenitally missing the replacement permanent tooth then they may retain the baby tooth until they are in their 20's and possibly even into their 40's. ...Read more

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Do you think I should remove my deciduous teeth?

Do you think I should remove my deciduous teeth?

Hard to say...: Are you really 31? Are the teeth bothering you? Are they unrestorable? Are there impacted secondary teeth underneath? An finally, why do you want to remove them? This small space does not allow for a meaningful answer, so consult with a local dentist that can examine you and answer these questions. ...Read more

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I extracted the deciduous teeth 6 months ago, how much longer will I have to wait?

I extracted the deciduous teeth 6 months ago, how much longer will I have to wait?

For what?: Are you 37 years old as you posted? Are you waiting for the permanent teeth to erupt? We need more information. A dentist who can examine you and see x-rays of your mouth or whomever you are referring to can answer that question for you. ...Read more

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How can resorption work in the exfoliation of deciduous teeth?

How can resorption work in the exfoliation of deciduous teeth?

Root-b-gone: Resorption of the roots of deciduous teeth triggered in part by the advancing permanent teeth is why they get loose and fall out easily. ...Read more

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If the deciduous teeth are eventually replaced by permanent teeth , why do you get them in the first place?

If the deciduous teeth are eventually replaced by permanent teeth , why do you get them in the first place?

Proper development: Teeth erupt in a specific sequence to allow children to develop bones, muscles, and speech normally. Teeth are important in not only eating and learning speech, but in the normal development of the face and jaws. Any changes in this sequence by early loss of teeth, or untreated dental infections, can have serious and long-term effects on a child's physical and mental well. ...Read more

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What is the endodontical treatment of a deciduous teeth or a teeth that apexification is not complete?

What is the endodontical treatment of a deciduous teeth or a teeth that apexification is not complete?

See pedodontist: Baby teeth with infected root canal is a common problem. Early lose of a deciduous teeth can lead to a development problems. Thus is important to preserve the baby teeth. There are two kinds of endodontic treatment done on baby teeth: vital pulp therapy and non-vital pulp therapy. Your pedodontist will give you more information so you can decide whether to do a root canal or extraction. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Early loss of baby teeth?

What is the definition or description of: Early loss of baby teeth?

Master plan: After millions of years of evolution mother nature has created a time-table for both the eruption and loss of baby teeth, and the eruption of permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is lost prematurely it can adversely affect arch alignment and the eruptive process of the underlying permanent tooth, increasing the probability that your child may need braces. Please discuss this with your Dentist. ...Read more

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Is early tooth loss related to early puberty?

Is early tooth loss related to early puberty?

No: Tooth loos is usually associated with periodontal disease, which takes many years to manefest itself, and for the most part can be treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
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Early Loss Of Baby Teeth (Definition)

After millions of years of evolution mother nature has created a time-table for both the eruption and loss of baby teeth, and the eruption of permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is lost prematurely it can adversely affect arch alignment and the eruptive process of the underlying permanent tooth, increasing the probability that your child may need braces. Please discuss ...Read more