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Tooth Growing Back
I doubt it: If you feel something sharp or hard in a lower adult tooth extraction site, its more likely to be piece of bone or tooth segment. If you see a tooth, it also could be a supernumerary tooth (extra tooth) an x-ray of the site will tell you for certain. ...Read more
What would you do about either a bone or part of a tooth growing back after extraction years ago feels like I have a toothache s any suggestions
Daughters bottom tooth fell out, new tooth growing in the back not middle like should, tooth next to it hasn't fallen off but tooth is growing In back?
Crowding: Sounds like your daughter has jaw size that's too small for tooth size. Jaws don't grow in the front, only the back, so don't expect her to grow out of it. For best advice have her examined by a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist. Initial exam usually free. Go find out what's going on. ...Read more
Yes: A malpositioned wisdom tooth or wisdom tooth growing on top of a tooth can cause a potential gum problem as well as decay problem in the wisdom tooth and the adjacent tooth. Your dentist can advise you of the potential for problems after a clinical and radiographic examination. ...Read more
Okay my daughter has this white very small white bump beside her growing back tooth she's twelve and it's irritating her.
Normal: The eruption of this 12 years old molar usually causes this problem. It may get worse needing surgical removal of the gum covering it. But if you could treat this condition with mouth rinses like salty look warm water, or with Chlorhexidine 4 times a day, or soothing gel, this could be temporary and the tooth will erupt normaly. For pain, tyleno. ...Read more
Teeth r straight Recently my wisdom tooth has been growing & my back teeth is starting to get crooked Is there anyway to get them straight w/o braces?
No: We are genetically predisposed to have two sets so teeth. The primary teeth (baby), and the secondary teeth (adult). By 14 or 15 years old, virtually all young adults will have lost all of their baby teeth and will have their adult teeth in place or erupting. Unless this 17 year old still has baby teeth, they will not grow another tooth. A local dentist can examine this person and advise. ...Read more
No: Unfortunately a broken tooth cannot grow back. However, in many cases a broken tooth is completely repairable, and can be restored to full function. There are a few lucky animals, such as sharks, that can grow new sets of teeth. ...Read more
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My boyfriend fell over a table whilst inebriated and knocked his front tooth out. Will it ever grow back?
If the gum on a child breaks off from trauma! It is on the front tooth will it grow back. He is 7 years old?
See a pedodontist: A dentist who specializes in the care of children's teeth. Schedule an appointment for evaluation. X-rays and option treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
My muller's are growing in and the right side has an odd oder, in that back area. Is it infected? Should I get the tooth removed
Seek evaluation: It sounds like it could be your wisdom teeth coming in. The odor could be coming from food or a low grade infection under the gum surrounding the erupting tooth. Wisdom teeth should be evaluated by a dentist to determine if you have room for them or should have them extracted. ...Read more
Will a incisor tooth grow back once lost at around the age 20? What should one do if he/she losses one at the age mentioned above?
Not gonna happen: Teeth do not regrow. So the answer is never. Teeth can be repaired or replaced. ...Read more
Can a chipped tooth grow back? I chipped my front tooth in a very small way, but I think it is noticeable. Is there any way the enamel can grow back and cover the chip? .
I'm 18 years old and I have a tooth in the back of my upper left side that's growing out of my gum. Is that normal?
Possibly: It is normal, at yout age, to have a wisdom tooth erupt and expose itself. See your dentist for an x-ray confirmation. ...Read more
My gum on my upper first molar got detached from injury by a brutal dental assistant when taking impression. Will it grow back & reattach to the tooth?
Most likely: And I'm confident that the assistant did not mean to injure you. These thing happen sometimes. Your dentist should be monitoring the injury and advising you on the healing progression. ...Read more
Does bone ever grow completely back after a tooth abscess? I had a severe tooth abscess that put a huge hole in the bone above my tooth.
No: Once a tooth is removed the supporting bone, no longer having a function, dissolves away. Bone can be surgically replaced. See your Dentist about techniques to replace the extracted tooth. Referral to Prosthodontist, Periodontist, or Oral Surgeon may be in order. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 11mth old to grow the upper back teeth and bleed when chewing on rubber tooth brush?
Varies: Usually the front teeth come in first. It is normal for the gums to bleed when the teeth erupt. Try putting a wet washcloth in the freezer for an hour then offer it to your baby to chew on. It will ease pain and clean the gums. We suggest the first dental appointment for babies should be when their first tooth erupts or around their first birthday. ...Read more
Can wisdom teeth grow back? I had a wisdom tooth removed 3 years ago. Now there is a tooth growing in that exact spot.
Once: Once removed completely a tooth does not grow back. If there was incomplete removal, such as a retained root tip, then that piece can "supraerupt" into your mouth. There could also have been an extra (supranumerary) tooth in the same area that could now be erupting into your mouth. Finally, there could be some type of lesion growing in the area. You need to see your dentist for an exam and radiograph of the area. ...Read more