A faint tooth is something people generally associate with vampires or Dracula. Although many people around the world have developed a bizarre habit of shaping their teeth like things, it’s still considered an animalistic feature by most. Sometimes people are born missing teeth. It could be a third molar, or it could be a lateral incisor. We’re wildly variable creatures.
That doesn’t mean that we’re evolving to no longer have these teeth. Don’t mistake natural variation for evolution. It may be the process by which evolution occurs, but it’s only a part of the whole. Remember, if there’s no selective pressure, then nothing will change. Normal teething usually starts around six months of age, but it can begin anywhere between the ages of three and twelve months.
Baby teeth poke through the gums, and while doing so, it hurts and can cause sleepless nights. For both baby Mama and Papa. There are occasions, and they’re rare, that a newborn is born with lower bottom front teeth through the gum line. Mostly they appear as tiny white bumps on the gum. And if you were to touch the bumps, you might even be able to feel the top of the tooth.
Natal teeth are relatively rare, but you don’t need to worry or take action unless the teeth interfere with feeding or are a choking hazard. The term immature Natal or neonatal tooth, on the other hand, implies a tooth with incomplete or substandard structure. It also implies a poor prognosis. But anyway, in certain age, new teeth will come in existing teeth place. So let’s think about this in terms of producing offspring.
Human beings become sexually mature far before the third molars develop. That means that even 6000 years ago there wouldn’t have been a selective pressure favoring those without third molars. The assertion that we’re evolving to have only 28 or fewer teeth would have no validity.
That somewhat depends on what you define as vampire fangs. Elongated canines do exist in some humans, and considering our primate relatives all of longer canines than the average human, it seems unsurprising that some people would be born with longer ones.
After all, the gene is clearly excellent in our larger biological family. I wouldn’t call it impossible. Cats have retractable claws, after all. So in theory, a genetic mutation leading to retractable canines would at least be conceivable. Highly unlikely, but not impossible.
The only animals that have retractable things are snakes, whom we haven’t shared a common ancestor with since very long before they existed. But that does prove that retractable fangs are biologically possible. So a mutation for it in humans could happen, however unlikely it may be. But to the best of my knowledge, no scientist has ever observed such a thing. So despite being in the realm of possibility, it’s so unlikely that unless until we get a credible observation of it, we have to assume the answer is no.
That said, in the near future, genetic manipulation may reach the point where we can induce it in people. That raises some ethical questions, but if the vamp community started demanding it, some scientists think we could bioengineer the end of third molars. Though it’s kind of a cool idea, it just isn’t as beneficial as, say, a cure for cancer or something.
Little Oscar O’burn’s mother, Terra, was very shocked when she checked her child’s crib one morning recently to discover that a little spikeshaped tooth had appeared in her baby’s mouth overnight. It’s perfectly normal for baby’s teeth to start showing at that age, but not a full grown thing overnight.
She went to check on him early in the morning and tried to get him to go back to sleep, but he just wouldn’t stop crying. So she changed him and tried to feed him. That’s when she noticed a little full grown Fang in his mouth that had come in overnight.
She brought him to a nearby hospital, Our Lady of Lord’s Hospital, but wasn’t getting the proper care she desired as the doctor spent most of her visiting debating about what it could be rather than actually trying to take care of her son’s problem. Frustrated and tired of the lack of treatment, she took her son to a nearby hospital instead, called Temple Street Hospital.
When she arrived, they had dentists look at her son dentist to the rescue. The dentist called in several other doctors for a consult, and all were baffled by Oscar’s tooth. Finally, the dentist decided that he should remove the Fang. But that turned out to be quite an adventure. Drawing the Fang And what happened after?
The dentist asked Oburn to hold the baby down, keeping his arms still while she pulled the tooth out of her tiny mouth. But then something went terribly wrong. Somehow, the baby’s tooth was drawn up into his nose by the suction, where it got stuck. The tooth was stuck up Oscar’s nose. Obern later confessed that she was initially terrified, but she winded the baby and out popped the strange tooth.
Later, she and her family took the tooth home to keep so they could show it to Oscar when he’s older and tell him about the strange adventure of his vampire baby days. They removed the thing. The mother had to hold him in his arms down during the process, which was traumatic for them all, to say the least. The tooth somehow ended up getting suctioned into his nose during removal, but at the end, he was okay. The experience was over.
Thankfully, there were several dentists in the room taking pictures of the oddity especially unique considering the coincidence that it grew during October. We guess her son is a little vampire himself. They kept the tooth for a future gift when the child is old enough. A very unique first tooth indeed. What should you do if your child has a toothache?
Even though Oscar’s situation is unique. Toothache and childhood is very common, and a child weeping in agony can drive a concerned parent frantic with worry. There’s no swelling and no fever. A toothache can have many causes, and if there’s no facial swelling or fever, it’s probably not an emergency. Look inside a child’s mouth will help to ascertain if there’s any visible tooth decay or any minor cuts or bruises inside the oral cavity.
If the child is teething, the pain can be quite acute as the tooth cuts its way to the surface of the gum. If necessary, doctors recommend giving a child an acute pain, acetaminophen or ibuprofen in a dose appropriate for their age and weight. If there is swelling, a cold compress should be applied to the site for a few minutes at a time so as to not burn the skin. Encouraging the child to rinse with a solution of warm salt water made by mixing half a teaspoon of salt with a cup of warm water can also help the pain. The child should swish or hold the salt water over the affected area without swallowing it, then spit it out.
A dentist should attend to any childhood tooth complaint in order to avoid tooth damage or loss, and children should have regular dentist appointments from their first birthday onwards. In this, Oscar was truly precocious, having his first appointment and tooth extraction at just eleven weeks. Some babies aren’t born with teeth, but get them shortly after birth, generally seen within the first month of life. Teeth that emerge soon after birth are called neonatal teeth. According to the Journal Pediatrics.
Neonatal teeth are even more rare than Natal teeth. In other words, your baby has a higher chance, though rare, of being born with teeth than getting teeth a few weeks after birth. Symptoms of teething can start as early as three months of age, but in these cases, your baby won’t get any actual teeth for a month or more after that. Neonatal teeth appear so quickly after birth that your baby may not exhibit the normal telltale signs of teething like drooling, fussiness and biting their fingers. Being born with teeth is rare, but it is possible.
If your baby has teeth at birth, be sure to talk to your pediatrician. Any loose teeth may need to be surgically removed to prevent hazards and health complications. Hopefully, there will only be normal teeth appearing for Oscar in the future It was a little scary for Oscar, but you’re very cute. There are deep psychological reasons why humans find babies of all species so cute. Scientists believe that the powerful nurturing instinct we have for our own children spills over into affection for anything that even loosely resembles them.
Relationship with a newborn is onesided, and they are the ultimate high maintenance person. Human infants are not born with any ability whatsoever to care for themselves. None. They don’t even know when they’re hungry, sleepy, cold, frightened or have a stomachache. They just know something is wrong and it’s entirely your job to figure out how to fix it lovingly.
No matter how hungry or sleepy or frustrated, you are not the only vampire out there. Another story in the mirror in the same tune as this one is about a woman named Charlotte Bateman, A 49 year old woman who, due to undiagnosed gum disease at the hands of irresponsible dentists, Ended up with teeth that had been formed into things.
She raised multiple concerns about her teeth, but her dentist didn’t help her. Similar to the first hospital in the above story, she was very emotionally affected by the situation and embarrassed, saying she didn’t want to be seen in public and she spent her time avoiding social situations out of shame. She’s a Baker, a job in which she has a lot of one on one contact with her clients and her appearance is of the essence.
This greatly affected her career and livelihood, Leading her to form a lawsuit against her dentist for not doing anything to prevent this from happening in the first place. Even though her dentist didn’t admit liability to the status of her teeth, she won $25,000 in the lawsuit as compensation to pay for treatments to fix her teeth.
She had raised many concerns throughout the years and yet her dentist did nothing. Since then, she has been diagnosed with severe periodontal disease via Xray And has been told that her teeth had severe bone loss. A happy ending.