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My 21 month old son got one of his front teeth knocked out, will this affect his speech?

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In brief: It's possible.

The front teeth are used when making s, f, and th, sounds.
If it is only one tooth he should be fine at his age. By age 6 or 7 he will get his permanent front tooth an if he develops a lisp or other speech problem from losing his baby tooth early then he will have an easier time correcting it when the adult tooth comes in.

In brief: It's possible.

The front teeth are used when making s, f, and th, sounds.
If it is only one tooth he should be fine at his age. By age 6 or 7 he will get his permanent front tooth an if he develops a lisp or other speech problem from losing his baby tooth early then he will have an easier time correcting it when the adult tooth comes in.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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Dr. Dennis Kelley
Dentistry
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In brief: No

Not really, at 6 years of age he will begin to get his permanent incisors and these will affect speach much more.
At his age one tooth missing will most likely have no impact on his speach.

In brief: No

Not really, at 6 years of age he will begin to get his permanent incisors and these will affect speach much more.
At his age one tooth missing will most likely have no impact on his speach.
Dr. Dennis Kelley
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Temporarily

till his permanent tooth comes in then he shold be fine.

In brief: Temporarily

till his permanent tooth comes in then he shold be fine.
Dr. Diane Minich
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