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Is it possible to have natural tooth at the age of 55 years ?

Is it possible for a 55 year old man to have a new tooth come in naturally Is it possible for a 55 year old man to have a new tooth come in naturally? I just had a back lower left tooth extracted 2 weeks ago. It appears that a tooth is trying to come in in the space in front of it where I had a tooth pulled a few years ago. It looks just like a tooth that is covered with gumline so far but it is protruding to a height of half a tooth so far. Am I seeing things? What else could it be?
Asked On : Mon, 13 Jun 2011
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Dentist, Implantology 's  Response
Dear James,
what you are seeing possibly could be a supernumerary tooth (an extra tooth int he mouth apart from 32 natural teeth), or it can a bony spicule, it could also be an anomalous tooth like structure (odontoma). you must see a dentist get your self examined, get an x ray done. rest will be fine. do not worry. once u get an x ray if u wish u can send that to me on my mail-
Answered: Mon, 20 Jun 2011
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Manisha Rao's  Response
Hi, it is rare but possible. just like some infants are born with teeth, it is possible to get teeth even at the age of 70 when all natural teeth have exfoliated. please go for an X ray to make sure that a tooth is erupting. if it is useless or hurts you by being twisted or out of place, you can always get it extracted. TAke care!
Answered: Mon, 10 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
Hello james ;
Normally it is not possible to get a natural tooth at 55yrs but if it is tooth you are really getting then it is fine and you are lucky in a way.But since you are apprehensive then please get examined by a dentist and if it is surely teeth no need to worry.There is nothing like tooth which is hard and white that can be in our body as the bones are totally different from the tooth so hopefully it is tooth you are getting.
Answered: Mon, 13 Jun 2011
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