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Retained Baby Teeth In Adults
Should we extract baby teeth molars, in a 7 year old, if the adult teeth are not present underneath?
Probably not: I would strongly advise that these teeth not be removed as long as they are not creating any problems. If there are no adult teeth to replace them, they will be very important as the child gets older to keep the all the teeth in the upper and lower arch in the correct place and position. So if they are not creating a problem for the child, please keep them in place. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
It depends: Baby bottle tooth decay is not too common and it depends on how often the baby falls asleep with the bottle in the mouth and keeps sucking on the milk throughout the night. It is best to remove the bottle once baby is asleep, and replace the bottle with pure water. Everyday wipe the teeth with a wet or dry gauze to remove the layer of plaque. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Absolutely: And there can be many reasons, too numerous to mention here. To find out why the baby teeth are crooked, your child should see a growth and development specialist. See a pediatric dentist 98when only baby teeth are present, see an orthodontist once 1s't permanent tooth erupts, about age 7. Ask your family dentist for referral to the correct specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The cause of behcet's syndrome is unknown. It has symptoms that include recurring crops of mouth ulcers (aphthous ulcers, canker sores) there are other medical symptoms correlated with these disease. For the oral ulcers change toothpastes to one with no sodium lauryl sulfate (sls). Toms of maine and rembrandt are 2 of a number. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adult teeth growing in over baby teeth? Our son seems to have an adult tooth that is growing in front or a baby tooth without the baby tooth falling out. Is this something i'd need to schedule a special dentist appointment for?
Yes!: You can't have 2 teeth in the same spot at the same time. So, if the baby tooth has not fallen out when it should the adult tooth will erupt in the wrong place. Once the dentist has removed the baby tooth the adult tooth may move into the space by itself, or it may need to be guided by an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
That depends: If this is a loose baby tooth in a child between 5-14 years old, it may just be time for that particular tooth to be replaced by a permanent tooth. If this s a loose baby tooth in a younger child or a loose permanent tooth, then it is signs of a problem. Please have this child evaluated by a pediatric dentist so you can determine what is going on and if treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Most foods or beverages have inherent sugar content. Cows' milk has natural sugars that can cause cavities. The length of time the teeth are exposed is the critical factor. Baby bottle caries comes from generally fruit juice mixes in the bottle that a child may ingest over many hours. Rinsing with water well, should clear the mouth of these sugars. It is the time exposed that is critical. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes a child to grind their teeth while sleeping? Baby teeth were ground down. I worry now about adult teeth. The child is 8.
Sleep bruxism: The cause(s) of bruxism are not fully understood. Causes include stress and anxiety, sleep disorder, misalignment of teeth, aggressive or hyperactive personality. Give that baby teeth were ground down, i would recommend you see a pediatric dentist to evaluate the integrity of your 8 yr olds permanent teeth and strategies to keep your childs adult teeth intact. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If the teeth can be repaired, it's best to do so. However, if the teeth a severely decayed, it may be necessary to extract them. Depending on the area of the mouth teeth are extracted, the space may need to be held by using a space maintainer so that the space will remain open and available for the permanent teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My three year old has two cavities - what will happen? My daughter has two cavities. Are cavities in children and in baby teeth filled the same way that they are in adults?
Mostly the same: The process of removing the decay and placing a restoration is similar but there are some differences because the teeth are smaller. Many 3 year olds are better treated by a pediatric dentist. It is important to get these teeth treated as soon as you can. The dentist will help you find you why your child has cavities and how to prevent them in the future. Follow their advice. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Out of the three, which one takes longer to fix: widely spaced teeth, really crowded teeth, or crooked teeth?
Consultation needed: Your question is too broad and has insufficient information in order to give you an answer that will be helpful. Each case is different and needs to be evaluated by a personal clinical examination along with x-rays of the teeth. If you have a specific problem or need, i suggest you consult with a general dentist first who can refer you to an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are tooth implants suitable for people who has lost almost all their teeth? (the remaining teeth are decayed and loose)
Implant: Have a dentist that deals with implants evaluate this. He will review your medical history and take radiographs to evaluate the bone. In most cases implants can be placed with 95 percent success. They really are a wonderful thing compared to removable dentures. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
The first teeth which are shed and replaced by permanent teeth. The first primary tooth comes in at about 6 months of age and the 20th and last primary tooth erupts at around 2 1/2 years of age. The primary teeth are replaced beginning usually at about age 6. Also called baby teeth, milk teeth, temporary ...Read more
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