Milk Teeth Extraction

Milk teeth extraction is done when they are seriously damaged. In a severe injury, the baby teeth become cracked and loosened. A baby tooth that are infected or severely decayed also requires tooth extraction.

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My canine is stuck in the tooth socket despite getting it removed. Will it grow back?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a stuck canine tooth. Recently I removed my canine teeth, and it seems like the tooth is stuck. Would it grow back? Or do I have to undergo surgery? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The X-ray shows two canine teeth (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The smaller one is the milk tooth (deciduous canine), and the one embedded in the bone is the permanent canine. This is calle...  Read Full »

Should I get my milk teeth removed before starting my braces treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 14-year-old female. I got braces two years back. My orthodontist told me I did not have to remove my bottom baby teeth the day I got them. But my orthodontist is now telling me that I cannot remove the braces if I do not get that baby tooth removed. My teeth are already straight a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. In a general scenario, it is never advised to keep baby teeth. It could be two things by baby teeth: milk tooth, which is shed off as we grow and is replaced by permanent teeth. Another could be an extra tooth (supernumerary tooth) which is a...  Read Full »

What to do when milk tooth disturbs the growth of adult tooth?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a milk tooth that has not fallen. An adult tooth grows through my gums. My milk tooth is loose and causes pain. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need to extract your milk tooth within its shedding time by consulting your local dentist. This gives a clear path for the permanent tooth to erupt. Now, you need to extract your milk tooth and you may require an orthodontic procedure to correct your misalignment of...  Read Full »

Can you get braces if you have baby teeth?

Query: Hi doctor,I am asking questions for my child. She has only 24 teeth. She has 13 milk teeth and 11 permanent teeth. Some teeth have fallen and she has some growth of permanent teeth. But it has not reached its own position due to lack of space. Her teeth look crowded. She needs orthodontic treatment ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is necessary to do OPG (orthopantomogram). It is a full mouth X-ray and extraction of deciduous teeth can be done after seeing this X-ray. It is necessary to see whether your child has any impacted permanent teeth and it can erupt a bit late. But if they do not h...  Read Full »

Should I get my teeth extracted and get braces?

Query: Hi doctor,I went to a dentist to check my tooth. The doctor told me that I have one tooth in the front that has not fallen. This tooth has got messed up with other tooth. As my face looks small with many tooth inside the mouth, my doctor suggests me to have an extraction of that tooth as well as a f...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, you have one tooth with a crown (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and this causes misalignment of tooth. I suggest you get it extracted as soon as possible. As your age is 16 years, you can wait for two to four years to have orthodontic treatment. De...  Read Full »

Why is there a color change in the injured tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, My 3.5 years old baby has fallen a few days back, and her front tooth got injured. Now the color of the damaged tooth is turning into dirty white. But she is not experiencing any pain or formation of pus. Will this color keep on changing? Can we expect the growth of the new tooth in t...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. I am very sorry for the discomfort. As a specialist, I am here to help you. As per the history (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the baby got trauma to the upper right deciduous central incisor tooth. It is natural to post-...  Read Full »

Due to delay in shedding of milk teeth, permanent teeth are growing inward. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 6.5 years old. Two of her front teeth are shaky but not falling off but I see the new is growing because of space the old one occupying, new one growing is not aligned. It looks like it is growing little inward and cross.  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and also seen the image attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As a specialist it is quite fine, she is on the safer side as no such visible misalignment once the permanent tooth erupts fully. As you mentioned and also vi...  Read Full »

Is it possible to close the gap between teeth after removing the bottom milk teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a milk tooth in the bottom row middle, which is moving and needs to be removed. And I got irregular teeth in the top and bottom which needs correction. Is it possible to close the gap after removing the bottom milk teeth, the gap would be about the width of a 5 rupee coin.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhargav R Gutha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, could be done in clinic after removal of mobile tooth assessment of available space and space management criterion and space maintainance methods implemented such as Maryland bridge. As your age is 30, I suggest you undergo orthodontic treatment sooner as bone elas...  Read Full »

How can a fractured milk tooth be saved?

Query: Hi doctor, I took my 4-year-old daughter to the dentist yesterday as two days back she fell and they said she had fractured her front tooth and it is loose. I am worried it will fall out and I really do not want it to also with it being fractured if it does come out I am worried a part of the tooth...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. I have gone through your query and would like to tell you that it is a milk tooth and even if it is removed (due to severe mobility), we can give space maintainer, but I will have to see the X-ray and clinical photo of the tooth to guide you properly. No s...  Read Full »

My 16 year old daughter's baby teeth have not fallen off still. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 16 years old, and her baby teeth have still not fallen off. Just in the past two years, it had slowly started to be pushed out and now the permanent teeth are finally erupting. It seems red in the middle, but there is no pain or discomfort. Will the teeth eventually com...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. The problem is over-retained milk teeth. As your daughter is 16 years of age and still the milk teeth have not fallen, then there is a possibility that it will not fall on its own. Rather, it will disturb the alignment of the erupting permanent teet...  Read Full »

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