Baby Teeth Extraction Too Soon?

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Baby Teeth Extraction Too Soon?
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Sun, 07-06-2008 - 11:17am

My 6 yo dd

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Registered: 04-02-2008
Sun, 07-06-2008 - 3:37pm

I really don't know too much about this.

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Sun, 07-06-2008 - 9:44pm
Hmmm ... not sure about any of that. Now, DS had to have one of his baby teeth pulled because the adult tooth grew just enough behind it that it never wiggled the other one out. Do you think there is time to wait? Give it chance to come in on it's own and see if there IS enough room?
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Registered: 05-05-2008
Thu, 07-10-2008 - 10:33am

Wow - all 4? I've never heard of that, but then I'm certainly no expert on children's teeth! DS had a bottom tooth pulled a few weeks ago (badly filled cavity, entire tooth became infected) and the dentist made a spacer for him, to keep the adult teeth from moving into that space as they come in (the tooth that was pulled would not normally fall out for a couple of years.) He just lost the first bottom one, second bottom one is coming out any day, and now he wears a retainer-like device on the bottom. I'm hoping it helps the others come in straight as well.


A good children's dentist is really hard to find, the one that everyone raves about near us was TERRIBLE with my son, I wouldn't take him back there. I spent months looking for another one, and I don't love the one we have. *sigh*.


Dawn

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Sat, 07-12-2008 - 12:28pm

Honestly, that doesn't sound right to me...I've always been told that baby teeth fall out at different ages, although there are averages, and should be left in place until the new tooth starts to emerge and should be allowed to fall out on their own and shouldn't be manually removed unless they are "hung up" or blocking something. And, if it is removed early a cap should be inserted to "preserve the tooth space".

Sounds like you really need a pediatric dentist. And, all dentists are not created equal...someone has to graduate last in their class.

Good luck,
Amy


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