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Canine Problems and Treatment

Canines are very important teeth in a person’s mouth and are considered to be a few of the strongest. They are also considered to be good anchor teeth as they have very long roots and a prominent bone that can play a vital role in shaping a person’s smile and lips. Any injury to the canine should be treated properly in order to prevent further damage to the tooth. Answered below are some of the important questions about canines and canine problems that have been answered by Experts.

Can an infection above a canine cause a person’s lymph node to swell and lead to stomach aches?

An infection above a canine when untreated may lead to the swelling of the lymph node. The node may come back to its original size once the infection is treated. The infection can also cause stomach aches along with nausea and diarrhea.

What options would a person have if he/she loses both the upper canines?

A person who loses both the upper canines may have different options to replace them. The most common option may be implants. One can opt for implants if all the remaining teeth are healthy. Implants look like real teeth and cannot be removed. Implants will also not require the teeth next to the canines to be ground down. The cost of these implants may depend on which part of the US the individual lives in and where he/she goes for the treatment. However, they may cost up to $1000.

Another option that the person may have is a bridge. A bridge may cost between $650 and $1000 per unit. Besides bridge and implants, the person may also opt for removable partial dentures. These may cost between $350 and $800 and may be the least expensive option.

At what age would a child’s baby canine teeth come out?

A child’s baby canine teeth may come out at different ages. The lower canine teeth may come out at age nine or ten and the upper canine teeth may not come out until the age of eleven or twelve.

What can a person do if their baby canine tooth does not fall off?

A person’s baby canine tooth may not fall off if it is an over-retained deciduous canine tooth. In most of the cases, the tooth may fall off over time and will be replaced with a permanent tooth. However, if the person does not have a permanent canine tooth bud, he/she may have to extract the deciduous tooth and replace it with an implant, bridge or removable partial denture.

Is it normal for an eight year old child’s upper canine teeth to be completely flat?

It may be normal for an eight year old child’s upper canine to be completely flat. This may be caused due to the grinding down of the teeth. This wearing down would be a part of the development of the child’s bite. The enamel of the baby canine would be thinner than that of the permanent teeth. As a result, it would take lesser time to become flat due to wear and tear. The teeth would wear down in order to let the lower jaw grow and make way for the permanent teeth.

How can a cavity on a canine be treated?

One may have three options to treat a cavity on the canine. He/she may treat it with a filling, a root canal followed by a crown or extract the tooth.

Injuries and infections of the canines can sometimes be very painful and need immediate attention and treatment. If left untreated, they can cause further trouble to the teeth. It is important for you to be aware of the various treatment options that you may have. You may ask an Expert if you have any questions about canine problems or need more information about them.
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