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When Is The Whole Teeth Stop Growing Is It When Get A Set Of Permanent Teeth
My son is 6 and is losing milk teeth and gaining permanent teeth. Does it make sense to make a pantomogram to see if all is well? How often?
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
Until old-age: Adult teeth continue to grow, but very very slowly. Normal chewing/grinding help to keep the teeth at appropriate length. An unapposed tooth can grow long to cause problem. Excessive grinding, more often during sleep, will wear out the teeth earlier...But your teeth probably don't stop growing until old-age. Healthy teeth=healthier body/heart. See dentist regularly. Good luck. ...Read more
My whole set of lower permanent teeth is hurting badly ever since a little bit of a molar (i think) appeared on my gum. But it isn't the wisdom tooth. What should I do?
My granddaughter is 8 yrs old and has sucked her thumb forever; for at least the last year, we tried to get her to stop, using a mitten, bandaids, duct tape, rewards etc. Her permanent teeth are coming in very large and spacey. What to do?
Use the appliance...: As much as I hate having to use these, I would tend to lean toward an appliance if the habit is continuing through 8 years old. The appliances do affect speech since they get in the way of the tongue, so this might be a good motivation for your granddaughter since she won't want to have to speak with a heavy lisp for 6-10 months at school & have to explain to her classmates why she has this. ...Read more
Mobility: Teeth are not like steel posts in concrete. There is some normal slight mobility, especially when the roots are not fully formed yet as in the case you describe. ...Read more
What happens if you pull out your baby teeth will it make your permanent teeth grow through faster?
Tooth removal: No. The permanent teeth develop on their own schedule. They are not stimulated to form faster if the baby tooth that is holding it's space is removed early. Early removal of baby teeth allows the remaining teeth to drift into that space. This will result in less space for the incoming permanent teeth. So if baby teeth are removed too early a space maintainer must be made and inserted in the mout ...Read more
Can you tell me if you pull out your baby teeth will it make your permanent teeth grow through faster?
See Orthodontist: Removal of baby tooth before root of permanent tooth is 2/3 formed can slow eruption of permanent tooth. Baby tooth extraction after permanent tooth 2/3 formed will enhance eruption. Before doing anything irreversible consult with an orthodontist, a dento-facial growth and development specialist. ...Read more
If the deciduous teeth are eventually replaced by permanent teeth, why do you get them in the first place?
Proper development: Teeth erupt in a specific sequence to allow children to develop bones, muscles, and speech normally. Teeth are important in not only eating and learning speech, but in the normal development of the face and jaws. Any changes in this sequence by early loss of teeth, or untreated dental infections, can have serious and long-term effects on a child's physical and mental well. ...Read more
Teeth: Kinda. The permanent teeth will not grow any faster; however, if the root of the tooth is 2/3 of the way grown then it will erupt quicker once the baby tooth is removed. If the baby tooth is removed too early and the permanent tooth has not developed 2/3 of the root then you will wait a long time for the permanent tooth to erupt. ...Read more
My nine year old nephew hasn't lost any of his baby teeth but his permanent teeth have started growing behind them what can we do about this?
See Dentist: To have the offending baby teeth extracted. Usually I tell my patients that if the permanent tooth pokes up before the baby tooth comes out, give two weeks for the child to get the baby tooth out on their own. If they can not then we extract the baby tooth. If there is enough room the permanent tooth will often move in to proper position on its own after a few weeks. ...Read more
If a baby tooth is loose and there is no teeth coming out, Is it possible that the permanent teeth will grow after the baby teeth has fallen out?
Yes...: Short and quick answer is yes. Permanent teeth sometimes experience difficulties cutting through the gums so it take a little longer but they do come. X-ray images can verify for you. ...Read more
What's the youngest age that dental sealants can be applied? I had sealants as a kid, and actually really liked them. I'd like to get them as soon as possible for our son, who's now nine. Can we do it as soon as all his permanent teeth come in? .
I'm 24 years old and I still have all my baby teeth because there are no permanent teeth behind all of them. Can I just get dentures?
Implants better: You could get dentures however, you will suffer bone loss over time and may end up a dental cripple in 20 years due to loss of bone under the dentures You should see a Prosthodontist for full evaluation to see what options you have.Implant treatment with fixed teeth would be best long-term solution. Due to not having any permanent teeth, and your youth, there may be a way to get medical insurance help ...Read more
It depends.: If the marks are minor and on the surface of tooth, a procedure called micro abrasion may be helpful. Sodium Fluoride and calcium phosphate are often applied as well to help the teeth remineralize. If the marking is more than superficial, bonding or veneer may be necessary. If the marking is from tetracycline stain, special whitening may lessen the severity of it. See a dentist to find out! ...Read more
Ask Dentist: Typically, unless you have a family history of not getting all adult teeth, then age can be the factor to determine this. By age 12 most people have lost all their deciduous (baby or first) teeth. Adult teeth have replaced them. Then come the second molars around this time. Wisdom teeth (3rd molars) may follow around age 16-18. Clinical exam and x-ray imaging can conclusively determine this. ...Read more
Tooth eruption: There are 20 baby teeth and 32 permanent teeth. Typically, the lower central incisors are the first baby teeth that are lost. However, the permanent first molars are the first permanent teeth to erupt. They usually come in around 6 years old so they are also known as the 6 year molars. However, every child is different and so can the pattern of the eruption of the permanent teeth. ...Read more
Not typical: Unless there is a very unusual circumstance you're just completing your eruption of your permanent teeth concluding with your twelve year molars. Of course excluding the eruption of your 3rd molars or wisdom teeth later. You could be mistaking this for a larger baby tooth so consult dds for conformation of what is happening. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: Which permanent teeth? Certainly 3rd molars (wisdom teeth) are often removed due to the fact that through evolution, the human jaw often is not long enough to accommodate those additional teeth so they are either impacted (stuck under the gum) or come in angled placing pressure on adjacent teeth thereby requiring removal. ...Read more
Exam and x-ray: It sounds as if you've been through multiple extractions in your past. I have several patients who have been through similar circumstances. The one thing to keep in mind- is that just because the tooth may not be visible in the mouth, doesn't mean that the entire root has been removed. If the tooth has broken off at the gum line, then there is still a remnant which needs to be removed. ...Read more
Several ways: Size and shape are the two main ways. Permanent incisors and cuspids are bigger than the baby teeth. When the baby molars are lost, the smaller bicuspids erupt which have two cusps or points to them. Permanent molars come in behind the baby molars and are much bigger. The baby teeth in most cases are whiter. ...Read more
Why my baby's teeth grew with irregular formation? Will they effect the permanent teeth in the future?
Enamel defect: The condition can affect baby teeth and adult teeth. The good news is a treatable condition by a pedodontist. ...Read more
Hard to say: If the permanent teeth are present and poised for eruption based on xray evaluation, it isn't particularly worrisome. If you mean she has multiple absent permanent teeth radiographically, that is not normal. Get a thorough dental exam including radiographs to get your answer.. ...Read more
Yes,: Yes that's the way it usually works. I'm not sure if there was some other question you meant to ask. ...Read more
They do it all the time in the movies. Young actors can be made to look old with a set of yellow worn teeth over their young healthy teeth.
Conventionally, snap-on smile can be made for you to give you that beautiful celebrity smile. ...Read more
Must monitor: Filling materials, including those used for baby tooth root canal rx (pulpotomy) do not dissolve away the same as baby tooth roots. This can sometimes delay eruption of underlying permanent tooth. Child should be monitored by qualified orthodontic specialist to assure that order and timing of eruption of permanent teeth is within normal limits. Best space maintainer is a baby tooth. ...Read more
Please help! What is the difference of crown to root ratio between deciduous and permanent teeth?
Baby almost 2, uses soothie pacifier. Worried about teeth. Won't take another type. Will permanent teeth be affected?
Pacifier use: It was not mentioned how old the baby is, 2 years or 2 months. If the baby is 2 months old pacifier use should be discontinued by 6 months of age. I have not seen any problems with teeth with pacifier use at this age since the teeth usually come through around 9 months of age. If the child is 2 years old it's use should be immediately discontinued. ...Read more
Just found out that my 5 yo is missing 9 of her permanent teeth. Who can I go see to find more information on this disorder?
Pediatric dentist: See a pediatric dentist and they will help diagnose your daughter. Usually all the adult tooth buds do not form at 5 years of age. Some of the adult tooth buds form later. Your pediatric dentist can take a panorex x-ray and will advise you. ...Read more
Is my underbite skeletal? When I was young, I have a perfect bite but when my permanent teeth pop out my teeth are misaligned and I had an underbite.
Ask: Ask a qualified Orthodontic Specialist who treats problems like yours all day long every day. The Orthodontist can tell you, to a high level of certainty, whether your malocclusion is dental, skeletal, or both, just by examining you. A skull (cephalometric) x-ray would confirm the observational opinion. Go see an Orthodontic Specialist, initial exam usually free or low cost. ...Read more
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