A member asked:

My five yr nine month old girl has developed two teeth behind her lower front incisors what do i do.can it be removed?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Check up time: The crowded eruption of incisors is a very common occurrence. Sometimes the lower adult teeth come in front of- or behind- the baby teeth. Ideally, you should encourage your daughter to try to 'work' the baby teeth out on her own. If that cannot be accomplished, then the dentist can certainly help remove the teeth. And usually that should be done in coordination with a trip to the orthodontist.

Answered 11/11/2013


Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

See your dentist: This is quite common. Sometimes the primary (baby) teeth should be removed while other times it isn't necessary as they will fall out on their own with no impact on the position of the permanent teeth. Have your daughter seen by a general dentist who treats young children or a pedodontist (pediatric dentist) to evaluate this situation and determine what, if anything, needs to be done.

Answered 12/10/2013



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