I had my two teeth pull out. Will it ever grow again?

Philippines
April 26, 2009 6:39am CST
I am 18 years old. After the teeth was pull out. I taught that my teeth would still grow again. But when i ask my older sister about this. She replied that it would not grow again because am old and i can't longer grow a tooth. Man, I was really really shocked. I ask my mom the same question just for sure and she said the same thing. I ask again my older brother and the same reply. So, I post this and ask for help. If my tooth will not grow, What should i do to make it grow back. or What supplement or something that may help my problem. I felt like i been cheated. Man, I felt like a part of me have been permently removed/gone, like losing my hand or something.
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@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
Uhm...I think you're dentist didn't inform you about the consequences of extraction (pulling out of your teeth)...you should accept the fact that you already lost your permanent tooth...if it's just a temporary tooth (milk teeth), then expect that there comes another tooth but if that tooth was removed at an early age like in your case, you should have an artificial tooth for the replacement like fixed bridge or removable denture but if it's only one tooth that was missing I suggest that you should have a fixed bridge. (^_^) Next time, be more careful and have a regular check-up so that you won't have problems.
@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
I also suggest if you can afford an implant..it's much better because it looks natural, plus the other teeth near the space wont be compromised, because if you opt ot have a fixed bridge it needs an anchorage for the replacement of your tooth. If you opt for a removable denture, the acrylic(plastic that supports the artificial) is uncomfortable. Godbless..-doc becca
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@gadnynj (75)
• Bayonne, New Jersey
27 Apr 09
So, you didn't know this? I'm surprised because at 18 years old most people know that human beings only have two sets of teeth. By the age of 7 or 8 all our first set have fell out and then the 2nd set begings to grow in. Once that 2nd set begin to fall, that's it. What you can do is get a bridge done. A bridge is a metal plate and it has two teeth (in your case) and you put it into your mouth and it is held up by the other teeth. You are suppose to take it out every night but I just take it out everynight to clean my teeth and to clean the bridge, then I put it back. You can also get permanent implants to replace they teeth that fell, these are usually about $1000.00 a tooth. If you do not have money, to to Medicaid and tell them that you feel ashame walking around without your teeth, and that you feel that you can not function psychologically well without them because you feel ashame. Then they might pay for your bridge. Well, they will pay for it if the missing teeth are in the front. Good luck. Listen if you can't affort to pay for them, try to get the state Hospital to pay for them, because if you do not get a bridge to fill in the gaps, all your other teeth will begin to move and you will begin to loose your other teeth. Take care of this. Do internet search.
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@zdbzss (102)
• China
27 Apr 09
You are now 18 years old, so chang teeth time has passed, your sister is right, your teeth will not be out long, this is for you Unfortunately, your teeth will become not good to see, but also may affect what you eat, I think you can consider to set up two dentures. You are too careless, and how could it get under their teeth, ah.
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• United States
27 Apr 09
Nothing will ever make them grown back. You will need to get a partial or implants if you can afford them as they are expensive.
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@cahyorini (315)
• Indonesia
27 Apr 09
As far as i know teeth are stop growing when you have your age around 20, you are still 18, For me is nothing to lose if you still rely on your hope. But if you try to grow it back, please this is waste your time and effort it's not growing back. Eating vitamins, or go to doctor is not bring your teeth but it will get the rest of your teeth going stronger than before, All you need is pray and hope that your teeth still grow
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@mapuang (615)
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
hi, the bad news is that it really not going to grow. because that teeth is the permanent teeth if it remove it will never grow. see your dentist for this so she will have the best thing to do in your teeth. maybe she will put a removal teeth or let say its pustiso (i think your a filipino).
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@docipain (135)
• Germany
26 Apr 09
No no they won't come back. I am also one of those people who can't do anything about my bad teeth..but in times like this it's easy to get some compunds or something like that. They are actually good...the only problem is that they are very expensive...so...we should try to care for our teeth after the first ones dropped a lot. It's of course bad luck if you already lost two of your teeth with 18 years..but you can't do anything about it...I also have a crown compounds for one of my teeth..I got it when I was 17.....but that's life...teeth are not that important like other parts of the body but you should still care for them.. I know how frustrating it is to look in the mirror and see how ugly my teeth look....everytime I see people with good teeth it makes my jealous..but all I can do is making the best out of it. :(
• United States
26 Apr 09
I know that you may feel sad at times because some of your teeth are missing, but I hope that you realize it is better to have some than none at all. :-) I have known of some people who only have maybe 4 or 5 teeth remaining in their mouth. Yes, that amount of teeth may not be many but at least you can say (or I hope you can say) that you have more teeth than that. :-) Not to sound religious, but try to count your blessings. :-) Afterall, you are better off than those individuals who have to wear a full set of dentures because they do not have any teeth. :-)
@docipain (135)
• Germany
26 Apr 09
Well since now I have all my teeth because my dentist is a genius...but most of them have fillings. from time to time some parts of my teeth drop though..because my teeth are so soft. Having a full set of dentures..I actually wouldn't mind because then I had nice ones..though I know it's better to have real ones because it's pretty different if you have artificial ones. I am not afraid of losing them..since my mum already got a full set when she was 40 years..so...yes...bad genes...but I can live with that.
• United States
27 Apr 09
Hmm, it seems that I have misinterpreted what you have said. I am sorry about that. :-) How great it is to know that you have a wonderful dentist who is very experienced in his/her field. :-) I wonder how often it is that people can say they have an awesome dentist? :-) You and I can probably count overselves as lucky because we both have a super dentist! :-)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
Have you grown your wisdom tooth already? I think that was the last tooth that would grow.
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
yes... i have my wisdom teeth...
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
Then, I guess, you'll never grew those teeth back.
@amirev777 (2554)
• India
27 Apr 09
hi but sorry to inform u that since u r 18-u have already lost ur milk teeth-so these teeth which had grown after ur milk teeth will not grow again if they have to be removed or if thet fall in an accident.bot now new technology allows you to fit new teeth permanently-u need a specilalist dentist for this-he will drill a hole in your jaw and screw in ur new teeth by screw made of ceramic material.this will be permanently fixed.
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
ouch... that sounds painful.
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@amirev777 (2554)
• India
27 Apr 09
hi dont worry-u will be given anesthesia-you wont feel any pain.but it will certainly be very tough-i have never enjoyed going to a dentist-its not very pleasant by any means.
@kuan01 (135)
• Philippines
26 Apr 09
it wont ever grow again, try to check the web on type of human tooth like the milk teeth.
@Spook619 (335)
26 Apr 09
unless he's one of these lucky people who have 4/5 sets of teeth. (I know one :P)
@kuan01 (135)
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
lol
@Annmac (950)
27 Apr 09
Normally us humans only get two sets of teeth. The baby teeth and then the permanent adult teeth. You can't do anything to restore lost teeth except to have false ones put in their place. No amount of calcium or other minerals can make something that doesn't exist grow! To be honest I find it odd that you should feel this way, it's not going to impact on your life, it's not going to make eating impossible and unless it's your front teeth no-one is even going to know unless you tell them. I'm a care-worker and the daughter of a leg amputee who also had one lung removed, (she didn't mourn what she lost, she was thankful they'd been removed before they killed her). I can tell you there are far worse things you could lose than a couple of teeth!
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
Yeah... I guess your right...
• China
27 Apr 09
Well,stimulants,what i think it's your teeth can grow,but it takes time to grow,you can eat more some food which is good for the growing of you teeth.Don't worry ,the most worse is to add two counterfeit teeth.
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
Wow. thanks that actually makes me feel better. Thanks shirley183 for that response.
• United States
26 Apr 09
Oooh, I am quite sorry to read about your experience with losing your teeth. :-( Honestly, if the two teeth that were pulled were permanent, meaning adult teeth, then no they will not grow again. :-( On the other hand, if those two teeth had naturally fallen from your mouth as they did when you were a small child, then yes they will grow again. :-) I hope I am not intruding too much into your personal life, but could you tell me why those two teeth were even removed? :-) It seems that definitely there had to be a logical reason for that. :-)
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
ok. i had to pull out my teeth because one has a big hole on it and the other was badly damage and dissolve in my mouth. they are both at my the lower down right portion of my teeth near to my wisdom teeth. And also. maybe next week i would also pull out my other two teeth at the lower down left portion near the wisdom teeth. cuz it is also has a hole in it. my mother said that i have to chew my food at my front teeth. ahhh.
@sandi109 (162)
• United States
20 Aug 09
I'm sorry to tell you, that the chances are they will not grow back. At your age, you should have all your permanent adult teeth. Most of us all get all our permanent teeth by age 12, but there are exceptions. I was nearly 16 and I had to have a baby tooth pulled because it wouldn't fall out. Lo and behold, there was a permanent tooth just behind it, which was visible as soon as the baby molar was removed. If this is true in your case, part of the permanent tooth should be visible and pushing up through the gum. You cannot make the tooth grow back. If the two teeth are in a vital area, you will need to replace them. This can be accomplished by getting dentures, a bridge (a false tooth which is connected to the teeth on each side), or implants, which are fake teeth which are inserted into the bone of your jaw with the use of screws. My aunt has had this done. Sounds painful to me. Dentures are the easiest option, but the implants are suppose to be the most like real teeth. Depends on what you are most comfortable with. If either of the teeth are the very last teeth in the back of your mouth, you may not even need to replace it. My sister and mom have one of their back teeth missing and have never had to do anything about it. Contact your dentist and they can tell you your options. Good luck!
@sid556 (31031)
• United States
3 May 09
Sorry, there is nothing you can do short of getting some fake ones to replace them. looking at the # of comments, I'm sure you have figured that out by now. It's not the worst thing.
@walijo2008 (4661)
• United States
1 May 09
I'll just answer your question the same way all the others on here have, No your teeth will not grow back, once all your baby teeth fall out and you get your adult teeth thats it, you aren't getting anymore, if it gets pulled out or falls out, there will just be an empty spot there, unless of course you get a partial or dentures or something.
@BestTeam (54)
• United States
27 Apr 09
no teeth grow back, only "baby" a.k.a. primary teeth are replaced.
@BestTeam (54)
• United States
27 Apr 09
only "baby" a,k,a, primary teeth are replaced.
@bellis716 (4809)
• United States
27 Apr 09
You probably grew your last tooth several years ago. That is why dental hygiene is so important. Since you have already lost one 0or more teeth, the only thing you can do is to consult a dentist for a bridge or an implant. Of course, they are not cheap. A dentist will also instruct you in actions needed to keep your remaining teeth.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
27 Apr 09
I had to pull my teeth out, will it ever grow again? You should invest in a good set of dentures, there are all sort of things that dentist can do these days to help you to get some teeth but it is going to cost a pretty penny......You should call them and find out. Funny thing is that I love to see a man with pretty teeth in his mouth, so you should definitely check into it. Good luck!