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Small Teeth In Adults
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
High percentage: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. Many are small enough that they can only be seen with a medical microscope. Almost all young adults have some degree of pinguecula even if not obvious in a mirror. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost never: Adenoids tend to disappear on their own in older kids and teens. While some could still persist in grown ups, if there is new adenoid growth in an adult it is concerning for something else growing in the area (like lymphoma or other tumor) and in that case a biopsy can be considered in the clinic, or complete removal in the operating room to assess for the underlying cause. ...Read more
Dental: Do many older adults actually wear removable partial dentures (attached to natural teeth) on both the upper and lower parts of the mouth?
Yes: It's a common restorative technique. Less common today than in the past. Today state of the art is implants/crowns. Partial dentures are a less expensive, less comfortable, less long lasting alternative, but a time honored one. Talk to your Dentist about what would be best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Does most or at least half of the adult population have gum recession as a result of natural aging into their eighties?
Don't go there!: Dental bands, the little rubber bands that are usually used in conjunction with fixed orthodontics (braces) do have the capability to close small gaps. Though any continuous pressure on your teeth can cause movement. However, placing an un-stabilized rubber band around your teeth can cause root resorption damage. It can also slide into the gum and cause bone and / or tooth loss. Very dangerous! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gap in between upper incisors due to my non-compliance with clip(given for crowded teeth&2 teeth removed) in childhood.Can it be corrected now?
Depends on Cp/ defn: The CP defect ranges from unrecognized(submucous cleft smc) to one that extends forward to & thru the gumline with variable width.Atypical spacing and eruption patterns are more likely with the wider clefts while smc has no effect on dentition at all.The team staging the early repair will do so with thease issues in mind, but orthodontic work may be quite involved.Hygene may require greater effort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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