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Should You Pull Out Childrens Loose Teeth
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Loose teeth: It depends upon why they are loose. Most often it is a result of bone loss from periodontal (gum) disease. But it could also happen as a result of grinding and clenching, or from orthodontic movement. See your dentist to determine what the cause is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you get two front bottom teeth pulled is it normal for the teeth beside the holes to be loose 2 months after?
Not really: To be honest it is not normal for a 24 year old to need two bottom front teeth pulled in the first place. What ever process caused you to loose the first two teeth could be continuing with the two teeth on either side. You need to have an evaluation by a competent dentist asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 8yrs old & her teeth on the bottom r not loose at all &the new ones are fully in. Is she too young to be put under to have them pulled?
No: If your 8 year old daughter has teeth that are indicated for removal, is healthy, and extremely anxious, having the procedure performed under sedation or general anesthesia by a qualified and trained person is not a contraindication. It may be less traumatic as well as sometimes safer if she is extremely anxious and/or combative. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Why when some children loose their baby teeth do the new ones come out crooked, while some other kids' don't?
Crooked teeth: This is a great question but difficult to answer with limited space. Basically, there are genetic factors, environmental factors, and developmental factors. All of these factors affect us in some fashion. Bottom line though, we are all unique and different and it's beautiful! consult with an orthodontist to discuss options. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
When are children supposed to start losing their baby teeth? My son is six and has yet to have any teeth even become loose. Is this something to be concerned about?
I : I would not be concerned because some of my patients do not lose teeth until seven and it will usually be the lower front central incisors. Some children will start exfoliating teeth at age four or five. I find that the children that are late with the eruption of their baby teeth seem to show the same pattern with the eruption of the permanent teeth. There is a year or two fluctuation with the eruption scheme of the permanent teeth. Also around this time the six year molars will start to erupt but again they may not start till seven. These teeth do not replace baby teeth and they erupt way in the back of the mouth. This is why it is important to have a dental exam and a panoramic x-ray at age six to check for proper growth and developement. This x-ray allows one to see all the teeth growing in the mouth. It is not uncommon to have baby teeth until the age of 12 and sometimes 13. There are genetic components involved meaning if the parents got there teeth in late usually we see the same trend with their children. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Should we pull very loose baby teeth? I have heard that it's better to let the child pull it out themselves, but our son just lets them sit there. Is it better for us to try and pull them, or let him do it?
Needs help: If you can get your child to do it himself, great. Just don't forget to call the tooth fairy. If tooth "hung up" it can cause displacement of underlying permanent tooth. So if your son will not let you help, take him to the dentist. And while your at it, now that permanent teeth are beginning to erupt, it's time for your child's 1st orthodontic check up. Better to be early than miss a window. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My five year old's front bottom teeth are loose. Oner more than the other. Debating to have dentist pull them or should I do it?
Let them fall out: Losing baby teeth is normal at 5 years old. There is no need for you or the dentist to pull them out forcefully, and this can be very traumatic for your child. Best to let them fall out naturally. Even if s/he accidentally swallows a baby tooth, it will pass through without any harm, so no need to worry. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers