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I am 30 yrs old and still have two of my baby teeth. I want to know should they be pulled?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Manage space

If baby tooth removed you will have space that needs to be actively managed.
Talk this over with your dentist. You may need space maintenance, tooth movement, implant/crown, bridge, etc. It's more complex than just doing an extraction.

In brief: Manage space

If baby tooth removed you will have space that needs to be actively managed.
Talk this over with your dentist. You may need space maintenance, tooth movement, implant/crown, bridge, etc. It's more complex than just doing an extraction.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If they are healthy, functional, and esthetic then they are fine.
If they are not , then you may wish to have them removed and implants with crowns placed. The most critical concern is the preservation of bone to allow implants later if you choose to keep the teeth now. Also depends on location --front or back. No set rule. Ask your Dentist for options. I have patients in 60's with baby teeth.

In brief: Depends

If they are healthy, functional, and esthetic then they are fine.
If they are not , then you may wish to have them removed and implants with crowns placed. The most critical concern is the preservation of bone to allow implants later if you choose to keep the teeth now. Also depends on location --front or back. No set rule. Ask your Dentist for options. I have patients in 60's with baby teeth.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Ronald Hsu
Dentistry - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: No problem no pull

At this point, unless they are causing problems (functional or esthetics) you nigh be better off leaving them as they are.
If you pull them, then we would need to consider replacement options or space closure options. Consult a dentist AND an orthodontist to see what your best paths would be.

In brief: No problem no pull

At this point, unless they are causing problems (functional or esthetics) you nigh be better off leaving them as they are.
If you pull them, then we would need to consider replacement options or space closure options. Consult a dentist AND an orthodontist to see what your best paths would be.
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Dr. Ronald Hsu
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2 doctors agree

In brief: See your dentist

Sometimes baby teeth don't loosen when the permanent teeth come in.
Your dentist may want to pull the baby teeth to give more room for your permanent teeth and prevent crowding.

In brief: See your dentist

Sometimes baby teeth don't loosen when the permanent teeth come in.
Your dentist may want to pull the baby teeth to give more room for your permanent teeth and prevent crowding.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Retained baby teeth

It's not uncommon to see some baby teeth retained at age 30.
Eventually, retained baby teeth are lost and will need to be replaced. Dental implants are modern dentistry's best option for replacing these teeth.

In brief: Retained baby teeth

It's not uncommon to see some baby teeth retained at age 30.
Eventually, retained baby teeth are lost and will need to be replaced. Dental implants are modern dentistry's best option for replacing these teeth.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Howard Banner
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Whether or not to pull remaining baby teeth depends on whether they are in the front or back of your mouth, how much of the root is left , whether they are in good position relative to the bite plane and will the spaces need to be replaced.

In brief: Depends

Whether or not to pull remaining baby teeth depends on whether they are in the front or back of your mouth, how much of the root is left , whether they are in good position relative to the bite plane and will the spaces need to be replaced.
Dr. Howard Banner
Dr. Howard Banner
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Dr. Justin Nelson
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Sure

sure they can be pulled if that is what is needed but you need to be educated and informed about your options for replacement if that is what you wish.

In brief: Sure

sure they can be pulled if that is what is needed but you need to be educated and informed about your options for replacement if that is what you wish.
Dr. Justin Nelson
Dr. Justin Nelson
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