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new tooth coming in BEHIND old tooth -- problem?

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my 6 year old is getting her first adult tooth, on the bottom front. the worrying thing is that it is coming in behind her baby tooth, and the baby tooth isn't even loose. has anyone else had that? does anyone know if this is a problem? we are overseas currently but will see a dentist as soon as we get home (1 week) but i thought i'd ask here first!
any responses would be very helpful, thanks!
post #2 of 9
Almost all of my teeth came in like that and I never had an issue.
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My 6 1/2 yo ds has this going on right now and the dentist told me to just relax and see what happens. We don't go back until November and she said to wait until then to check it out again unless he has any pain etc.
post #4 of 9
That happened with one of my teeth, and my baby tooth had to be pulled.
I was a little kid though, so I do not know how long we waited before the pulling. I think it was a bit, because I had a whole new tooth to replace the old one.

I think there was a problem, because when I was a toddler I took a header and bashed my front teeth - I was fine but I know they took dental x-rays.
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My dd just lost her first "baby tooth" last month. The "adult tooth" had been behind it for months. I thought it would never loosen and come out, but sure enough it did. The big tooth has since moved up into the proper place. She should be losing her other bottom tooth soon (tomorrow probably), and the big tooth has been behind it for a while now too.
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my 6 year old is getting her first adult tooth, on the bottom front. the worrying thing is that it is coming in behind her baby tooth, and the baby tooth isn't even loose. has anyone else had that? does anyone know if this is a problem? we are overseas currently but will see a dentist as soon as we get home (1 week) but i thought i'd ask here first!
any responses would be very helpful, thanks!
This is not an emergency but is a problem that needs to be taken care of. It appears the adult tooth has "missed" the root of the baby tooth and has shown up behind it. This is a clear sign you better start a braces fund for your daughter as she will likely need them as this is a sign that there may be some crowding later on. When you get home you should make an appointment with a pediatric dentist who will evaluate this and likely recommend to take out two baby teeth. The two in the middle. This is to try to keep things symmetrical. It is possible later on she will require additional baby teeth removed if the other adult teeth come in the same way. I hope this helps.
post #7 of 9
Dd just lost her first tooth about a month ago and her second tooth (right next to the first) is very loose as well. Both permanent teeth were poking through with the teeth became loose. Both were behind the baby tooth. The first permanent tooth has moved forward into the baby tooth's spot, and I imagine that the second will as well when it's baby tooth has fallen out as well.

Don't know the medical implications, just sharing my experience.

hth!
post #8 of 9
I had a tooth (upper right eyetooth) that came in horizontally above the baby tooth. Once the baby tooth finally let go, the adult tooth went back in and came down in the proper position. I have never had braces, but every time I visit a new dentist I'm asked how long I wore them.
post #9 of 9
I had that happen with several teeth. (My front bottom four came in in a V.) The dentist told my mom as soon as that started happening that I would need braces as a teen. And yes, I did.
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