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Teething Canines Toddler
See orthodontist: Assuming you mean baby canines, very common to transfer crowding from front to the sides. Does not eliminate crowding, moves crowding to where it can best be treated later, not advisable to remove permanent canines under almost any circumstances. Before you do anything have your child examined by an orthodontic specialist...1st orthodontic check-up age 7. ...Read more
Baby teeth coming in wrong while teething? Our son seems to have an extra canine tooth coming in, almost in the same spot as his other one. Should we see the dentist and have this pulled? I'm worried that it will create problems for him later once his adu
See PediatricDentist: I recommend seeing a pediatric dentist. A pediatric dentist has training in the development of the bite. They will also know how to best treat your child if needed. Extra teeth or abnormalities in the development and eruption a very common. They typically are also treated very easily. No worries. ...Read more
See a dentist ASAP: If you have a toothache, you may have a cavity or advanced gum disease. A tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Unrestorability: The canine teeth are some of the longest in your mouth. The need to extract is based on clinical findings, which can include periodontitis, fracture, inadequate endodontic access to a patent canal, or lack of adequate tooth structure. Ask your dentist for your situation. ...Read more
See a dentist: See a dentist to determine what the white patches are and what treatment would be indicated, if any. We can't determine what they are over the internet, especially sight unseen. ...Read more
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Bite, non/uneven wear: Agree with dr. Sandler. Also, usually by age 40, you would have worn down the sharp points into flatter surfaces. Perhaps they do not contact when you move your jaw side to side tracking across the teeth. You may have 'anterior open bite'. Might be wearing unevenly. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more
No...: You're 49, right? You're not going to grow a third set of teeth. The canines are the longest tooth in your mouth, an one o the last teeth to go in an elderly person. You should see a dentist if any of your teeth are loose. ...Read more
Permanent teeth: The permanent teeth usually take a couple of months to grow in but upper canines have the longest way to go which means that they take a bit longer. In case there is not enough space for them or the tissue around them has changed the upper canines can be retained in the bone. This condition is called "impacted canines" and can be treated with a combination of surgical and ortho techniques. ...Read more
Cuspid Eruption: We can only tell you general time frames of eruption. However, this varies greatly. It's also important to check x-rays in order to make sure the upper canine teeth are coming in straight ; have enough room. Ask your own dentist to evaluate your particular situation with a clinical exam, orthodontic evaluation ; x-rays. Http://www. Ada. Org/sections/publicresources/pdfs/chart_eruption_perm (2).pdf. ...Read more
I have two baby upper canine teeth and no adult teeth behind them. What happened to my adult canines?
Missing teeth: Implants, bridges are viable options. You should also consider how your teeth relate with each other. Especially if considering implants or bridges. If teeth bite together incorrectly, then this could negatively affect the implant or bridge. Consider an orthodontic consultation in conjunction with your dental options. Sometimes the spaces can just be closed with braces. It's another option as well. ...Read more
What to do if I have a 2nd top row of very short teeth-canine to canine. So does my son. What causes this?
Could be: Could be over-retained baby teeth or supernumerary (extra) teeth. Need to see dentist for examination, diagnosis, and treatment planning. Please call dentist because this can't be diagnosed with just your brief description. ...Read more
What to do if as a kid, I used to get teased for having "vampire teeth" because my canines are very pointy. Are they suppose to be pointy?
Yes: Canines are supposed to be pointy. The problem you encountered may not be because of the shape of these teeth, but rather because of their position. If your mouth is crowded, this can push the canines forward and make them look more prominent. This can be corrected with orthodontic treatment if desired. ...Read more
Yellow canines: The eye teeth or canines have more color to them then the front teeth- they come in later and are formed later- you can alway whiten them if they concern you. ...Read more
Extra teeth: Speak to the best general dentist, orthodontist and oral surgeon in your area. Have them, along with you, discuss your options, risk, and prognosis of each treatment choice. Each case is different and it would require a personal one on one clinical exam and x-rays to determine your best options. This cannot be done over the internet. ...Read more
Not really: The exposure of the tooth may hurt more, and there will be minor discomfort, but nothing you really will have any concerns about. All in all, about the same as moving any other teeth. ...Read more
Nope: Can't imagine removing four of the longest, strongest teeth in your mouth. Find yourself a specialist (prosthodontist) in your area for a cosmetic consultation. ...Read more
No self - care is: Going to take care of this problem. Call your dentist. He or she has the expertise to accurately diagnose the problem and treat it. If not treated the decay can worsen or infection may occur. ...Read more
Should I removal 4 canine teeth for cosmetic purposes? What effects will this have on me later on?
Usually not: When a patient presents with severe crowding and has no growth expected teeth often must be removed. The teeth selected for removal depends on many factors but the choice is usually between first or second bicuspids. An orthodontist should be consulted before considering cuspid removal as the cuspids are cornerstone teeth that protect your other teeth while chewing. ...Read more
Crowding: Canines vie with 12 year molars for the distinction of being the last tooth to erupt in the upper arch (excluding wisdom teeth). They start almost horizontal under your eyes when you are born, and take about 12 years to develop, turn, and erupt. If they erupt ectopically it usually means you have a tooth-size to bone-size discrepancy. You need the services of a qualified orthodontic specialist. ...Read more
No.: It's not common, but it does happen from time to time. ...Read more