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Old 08-29-2008, 09:17 AM   #1
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A Loose Tooth?!
Hi! After my little break, I'm back and revved up as always!!

My dentist just told me that I am supposed to loose 2 (now 1) teeth/tooth before they put my braces back on. I'm 12 years old and I'm just wondering if this is normal...All my friends have lost all their teeth and have had braces for a year now.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:36 AM   #2
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Everyone matures at different rates. I lost all my baby teeth before I was 10, but some people keep some of them forever (no joke!). Don't worry about what your friends are doing and when, you're perfectly normal.
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Gota agree everyonce different. i stillhavent got my wisdom teeth through and i'm 26 (my mum thinks its coz i haventgot any wisdom yet haha, dont you just love mums hey lol).

i wouldnt worry about it it is normal for some people to loose teeth younger and others a little older
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The dentist also said that 2 of my teeth shouldn't come out because there was no adult tooth under them. Although this 1 tooth is so loose that I could pull it out but cant because 1 side of it is stuck in my permanent retainer that I have. They said they wont take the retainer off until I lose the tooth. (What......?)
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:43 AM   #5
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If it makes ya feel any better, my husband lost 7 teeth when he was 32...lol...Ok, well, he didn't really lose them, they had to be pulled out. At least, hopefully, yours should grow back! Hubby is just 7 teeth short now and would have to get fake teeth to fill in all his gumminess
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Ok, now I need to yank (ow) the 1 tooth out of the retainer. There was something I used when I was little to numb my gums a little. Was it called something like Orajel?
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:12 AM   #7
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Yeah, it probably was Orajel or maybe Anbesol. Both work to numb the pain.
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Okay. How did you guys get rid of teeth when you were kids? I'll just about anything to get rid of this tooth. (I mean like anything but ripping my head off chopping off a leg etc. )
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I don't personally remember my own loose teeth, but I remember my kids going through the same thing. Those loose, wiggly teeth drove them nuts. They usually just ended up having someone pull them out for them. If you do make sure it's really loose though!

You know, before your time, they used to wait to put braces on kids till they were about 12-14 till all the baby teeth fell out so I think it's abnormal to be loosing one at your age.
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I had braces on my teeth in the 60s when I was in the 6th grade and was 12. But yes, all my baby teeth were gone by then, and the 12 year molars were in.
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