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What Is The Best Treatment For Delayed Teeth Eruption
Patience: Dental eruption patterns are quite variable in healthy babies with no deficiencies or abnormalities. Some can have a tooth at birth, or not until 15mo. The average is 1/m starting at 4-6m. Those coming later often have multiple erupt @ the same time. ...Read more
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
See below: See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis as it relates to the patient in question. If needed, a consultation with an orthodontist may be in order. ...Read more
Depends: If you are asking about a baby, the best treatment is it wait. If you are asking about someone older, you should see a dentist to make sure the teeth are there and to make sure nothing is stopping them from erupting. ...Read more
No: Teeth erupt sometimes following familial patterns. Some wisdom teeth sometimes never erupt depending on their position and shape. ...Read more
Define delay: The normal range of first eruption runs from birth to 15 months. It is not a standard marker for development, nutrition or hormonal balance. Delay beyond 15 months and failure to have all deciduous teeth by 3 is often genetic. Rarely it will reflect a hormonal issue in older kids but other related symptoms would be evident at the time. ...Read more
Teeth eruption: If by delayed teeth you mean teeth that haven't erupted yet, there is concern for spacing issues with other teeth and your biting pattern or how your teeth fit together when you bite. This is known as occlusion. If you're occlusion is not right you can wear your teeth abnormally and cause teeth to fracture or chip. ...Read more
Will the delayed teeth underneath baby teeth push the baby teeth out or will it need to be pulled?
Delayed Eruption: Various factors play a role in when baby teeth come out. Sometimes, a baby tooth does need to be removed in order for the adult tooth to be able to come in. See your dentist. ...Read more
Eruption timing: Sequence and timing of eruption of baby teeth, exfoliation of baby teeth, and eruption of permanent teeth is genetically determined. Delay in any of these steps can be affected by genetics, health of the dentition, position of teeth, and tooth size/arch size relationships. Delay can result in malocclusion. Pedodontist's and Orthodontists are dento-facial growth and development specialists. ...Read more
Pain: If the pain is constant/ lingers and it is throbbing the best treatment is a root canal followed by a crown to protect the tooth. If the pain is not constant then you may be able to just have a filling. Please see your dentist today to get out of pain so you can enjoy the long weekend. ...Read more
Options: Do you also grind your teeth at night? Clenching occurs during the day. A lot depends on the the history and diagnosis that you have received for your tmj/tmd. An oral mouthpiece may be indicated, but there are many types and often are constructed based upon diagnosis. ...Read more
My nti nightguard made my teeth shift. I have a underbite now and the bite is uneven. Why did this happen, and what is the best treatment to fix it?
Not sure, discuss it: While at first glance, you might attribute 100% of your problem to the nti appliance, it might be more complicated than that. That is not to say that the nti appliance made it worse, (nor caused it). Never having seen you or your bite before and now, we can only guess as to what's going on and why. Discuss this with your dentist and consider orthodontics if appropriate. ...Read more
Hie im a 20 year old guy and have multiple diastema with 4 gaps between my front teeth. I would like to know which is the best treatment option?
Treatment Options: Since treatment plans depend on a number of factors, including your bite, size of your teeth and diastemas, budget, and timeframe for completion of care, it would be best to consult with a local dentist who can actually examine you, listen to your desires, explain your options, and discuss fees. ...Read more
Tooth bleaching: Yellow and brown color teeth respond better to bleaching than gray colored teeth. Check with you dentist to see what he/she would recommend for your teeth and your expectations ...Read more
What is the best dental treatment for a teenager to temporarily replace missing teeth prior to getting implants?
No one best: There are many options. It depends upon the location, age, tooth position, bite, finances, etc. You need to discuss this issue with the general dentist or prosthodonist taking care of the patient. We can only give you some general information which may or may not apply to your own particular circumstances. That would not be very helpful. ...Read more
A dental office: A special "kor whitening" technique (only available at a dental office) has a procedure which treats tooth sensitivity while the whitening is being done. Talk to your dentist! ...Read more
I am suffering from sensitive teeth. What type of treatment will be the best to whiten my teeth with?
Desensitizer: First of all, having sensitive teeth is not normal although it is a common problem. Find out why they are sensitive and have a plan to reduce sensitivity. Whitening is known to cause sensitivity even for those who are without sensitivity. Applying potassium nitrate before ; after whitening greatly reduces sensitivity. Ask your dentist. It is also an active ingredient in sensodyne tooth pastes. ...Read more
What's the best treatment for a baby with teething pain? My 10 month old son has 2 teeth erupting at the same time and seems to be in great discomfort.
Cold teething rings: Cold will slow the transmission of pain messages to the brain at any age. For teething pain, I prefer a collection of several freezable rings that you can rotate over the day, replacing them as they thaw & refreezing. Medicines offer meager benefit & some problems. The teething gels last a few minutes & can set of some blood reactions. Benedryl can be applied topically but lasts only a few min. ...Read more
How many times...: ...Has this same question, or a slight variation, been asked on healthtap and answered by so many dentists the same way? Best rx, see your dentist. This isn't a do-it-yourself problem. There's nothing you can take to fix it. You need professional help. Get off the computer, pick up a phone, and call your dentist...Now. ...Read more
Patience: Most kids will have what feels to be closure of the anterior fontanel by 15-18 mo but some may persist. The separation between the bones will persist to some degree until about 9 when kids reach their adult head size. In examining thousands of kids over 3 decades, I never found one that didn't eventually close. ...Read more
Splint and suture: If the gums are cut, they may need a few sutures, if the tooth is loose, it must be placed back in proper position and stabilized there w a splint. This will also allow the surrounding bone to heal if there is an alveolar fracture. In addition, a dentist needs to monitor the status of the pulp inthe affected tooth, perhaps a root canal will be needed. Other teeth in the area as well as opposing th. ...Read more
Delayed Sleep Phase:
The best treatment for delayed sleep phase is the one that works for you. Treatment includes improving sleep hygiene by maintaining a regular sleep schedule, avoiding caffeine, alcohol and tobacco and stimulating activity close to bedtime.
Chronotherapy, delaying bedtime in increments, light exposure in am, and melatonin supplements are additional treatment options. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for a possible tooth erupting in the spce where the lower and upper jaw meet?
Depends: Depends it this erupting tooth will be of use. If it is then orthodontic treatment may be the best treatment. If the erupting tooth will be non functional, then it may be better off to extract the tooth. Please consult your doctor for an evaluation and xrays. ...Read more
See a Dentist: If the tooth is moving and painful it probably has an infection in the gums and/or tooth. Most likely the tooth will need to be removed but you should go see a dentist to have an xray taken asap. ...Read more
Sequence and timing of eruption of baby teeth, exfoliation of baby teeth, and eruption of permanent teeth is genetically determined. Delay in any of these steps can be affected by genetics, health of the dentition, position of teeth, and tooth size/arch size relationships. Delay can result in malocclusion. Pedodontist's and Orthodontists are dento-facial ...Read more
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