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My daughter is 8yrs old & her teeth on the bottom r not loose at all &the new ones are fully in. Is she too young to be put under to have them pulled?
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
If your 8 year old daughter has teeth that are indicated for removal, is healthy, and extremely anxious, having the procedure performed under sedation or general anesthesia by a qualified and trained person is not a contraindication.
It may be less traumatic as well as sometimes safer if she is extremely anxious and/or combative.

In brief: No
If your 8 year old daughter has teeth that are indicated for removal, is healthy, and extremely anxious, having the procedure performed under sedation or general anesthesia by a qualified and trained person is not a contraindication.
It may be less traumatic as well as sometimes safer if she is extremely anxious and/or combative.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Check with dentist
Check with your dentist, have the dentist take an x-ray to see how much root is left on the primary teeth.
An orthodontic consultation may be advised as well. Usally, the permanent teeth come in after the roots on the primary teeth have resorbed and are loose. Sometimes, the permanent teeth come in in front of the baby teeth and need to be removed, this is normally done under local anaesthesia.

In brief: Check with dentist
Check with your dentist, have the dentist take an x-ray to see how much root is left on the primary teeth.
An orthodontic consultation may be advised as well. Usally, the permanent teeth come in after the roots on the primary teeth have resorbed and are loose. Sometimes, the permanent teeth come in in front of the baby teeth and need to be removed, this is normally done under local anaesthesia.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pediatric Dentist
Have your daughter evaluated by a pediatric dentist.
Her age should not be a factor for the anesthesia.

In brief: Pediatric Dentist
Have your daughter evaluated by a pediatric dentist.
Her age should not be a factor for the anesthesia.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: Delayed eruption
Not abnormal, some children will get their teeth earlier while others later. It is normal.
When children's teeth come in later than average, it is called delayed tooth eruption. If concerned see a pedodontist, dentist for kids. Good luck.

In brief: Delayed eruption
Not abnormal, some children will get their teeth earlier while others later. It is normal.
When children's teeth come in later than average, it is called delayed tooth eruption. If concerned see a pedodontist, dentist for kids. Good luck.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: No
Before anything drastic, have a dentist take a simple x-ray to see when the baby teeth will be falling out.
About "putting out", baby teeth come out very easily (if it's even needed) many times not even needing any anesthesia, believe it or not!

In brief: No
Before anything drastic, have a dentist take a simple x-ray to see when the baby teeth will be falling out.
About "putting out", baby teeth come out very easily (if it's even needed) many times not even needing any anesthesia, believe it or not!
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
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Dr. Stanley Siu
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Have them evaluated
Without seeing your daughter and without knowing what a current x-ray looks like of the lower right baby teeth look like in relation to the lower right adult teeth, it's difficult to answer that question.
But 8 years old is not too young to have teeth extracted. Her health, medical condition & her tolerance for having dental procedures performed need to be assessed by a dentist to make that call.

In brief: Have them evaluated
Without seeing your daughter and without knowing what a current x-ray looks like of the lower right baby teeth look like in relation to the lower right adult teeth, it's difficult to answer that question.
But 8 years old is not too young to have teeth extracted. Her health, medical condition & her tolerance for having dental procedures performed need to be assessed by a dentist to make that call.
Dr. Stanley Siu
Dr. Stanley Siu
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