Adult Teeth Coming in Behind Baby Teeth

Adult Teeth Coming in Behind Baby Teeth

This is a very common occurrence with children, as the developing permanent tooth bud is located behind the primary tooth root rather than right underneath it. In most cases if the child actively wiggles the baby tooth, it will usually come out on its own within two months. If it doesn’t, then contact Dr. Espinosa and she will advise on when it is appropriate to extract the baby tooth. Many times Dr. Espinosa will teach the child how to wiggle the tooth out, discuss with the child that it is a natural process to getting older and their bodies growing, and challenge them to do it on their own. Extractions may result in a negative dental experience, especially at young ages, therefore Dr. Espinosa will extract when dentally necessary or if the patient personally requests help.

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