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Weak Teeth In Children
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
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
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
Dds's only: what are the major reasons why adults tend to loose back teeth earlier in life than front teeth?
Access: People tend to keep their front teeth cleaner as it is easier for them to see them and have easier access for brushing and flossing. Conversely, the back teeth are harder to get to to clean. Further, the back teeth are larger and wider with more of an area to keep clean between them where more cavities tend to develop. Finally some people don't mind losing a back tooth, but missing a front tooth? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Waxing & waning: In children, their immune system is still developing, such that they haven't reached their peak potential yet and thus are at increase risk for infections. That's why we also have more vaccinations scheduled in early childhood. As we get past middle-age, our immune system wanes and increases similar risk for infections. ...Read more
Maybe: There is not a definitive link in the literature yet, but many parents have reported this to me as well for kids undergoing expansion. Snoring is adolescents often is induced by a constricted upper airway via swelling of the adenoids and/or reduced nasal space. Palatal expansion indirectly affects the airway and could improve the issue. I would also have an ENT evaluation for your child. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: There is no proven correlation between wisdom tooth eruption and crowding of the other teeth. This used to be a common misconception, but has since been rejected by orthodontics. It is still best to have the wisdom tooth removed because there is often not enough room for them to fully erupt, you can't clean them, they will decay and cause pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it strange that i only have 26 teeth, and the teeth missing are molars? Also, the rest of my teeth are pretty small, almost like children's teeth.
Yes it's strange: See your Dentist for an examination and x-rays. Your Dentist will be able to discuss treatment options with you. Sometimes the best treatment is no treatment at all. Other times it's to have an Orthodontist move teeth into best alignment to facilitate restorations. See a Pro for advice. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease(gum disease) is slow, chronic, painless infection of gums. If bacteria in plaque not removed(brushing, flossing), gums swell and bleed(gingivitis). Left untreated, infection progresses with deep gum pockets, bone loss, loose teeth. Bone holds teeth in place. As more bone is lost, teeth get loose. You should see you dds asap to determine if periodontal treatment can save your teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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