Permanent tooth growing in behind baby tooth???

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  1. Has anyone's dc had this? One of my 6.5 year old twins has never lost a tooth yet, but has her permanent tooth growing in almost totally in, behind her baby tooth on the bottom. It is very crooked, and the baby tooth is just slightly loose, but has been that way for months. Someone told me when the permanent tooth comes in, it could tighten up the baby tooth and she might have to have it pulled. Any experiences with this? I hate for her to have a tooth pulled, she is kind of anxious about dentists/doctors as it is. Should I call the dentist right away?

    Thanks in advance!!
    Renee

  2. I had my bottom 2 baby teeth pulled when I was in kindergarten b/c the permanent teeth were in, as you describe. I was a late bloomer and didn't otherwise lose my first tooth until almost 3rd grade

    I doubt it constitutes a dental emergency, but I'd call to see what they say.

    Good luck - hopefully she won't have to have them pulled.

  3. My DS had his two bottom teeth pulled because the adult teeth were coming in behind them. They numbed the area, didn't tell him what was going on and pulled them out. It was more painful for me than for him. The adult teeth moved into their spot not long after. Three more teeth have come out since, but on there own. It sounds worse than it actually is to have them pulled. My DS said he wanted to do it again because he got to eat ice cream for dinner!! I'd bring DC in as soon as possible.

  4. . Someone told me when the permanent tooth comes in, it could tighten up the baby tooth and she might have to have it pulled.

    That's incorrect . This type of thing is very common, but if it has been that way for months, I'd make a dental appointment. Or, if she's due for her next preventive care visit within the next month or two, it would be fine to wait for that (so you're not charged for an extra visit). Once the baby tooth is out, the permanent tooth that is crooked or back far will move more into place by normal tongue movement through speech, etc.

  5. This just happened to us. DD is 5, and one of her bottom teeth started getting loose. I thought she was about to lose her first tooth. Well, it took a loooong time (like months). It kept getting looser, but not SUPER loose. Well, one day we noticed that the new tooth was coming in behind the baby tooth, which hadn't been getting much looser lately...so we got a little freaked out. We started to get a little bit 'aggressive' about wiggling it, and then DH just pulled it out while he was wiggling it one day. I'm sure the same thing would have happened with the 2nd one, but she was goofing around, chewing on her shirt one day and pulled her shirt hard and her tooth fell out.

    I was a bit worried at first, but after googling around a bit, felt better.

    We were just at the dentist last week, and I mentioned it to her. She said about 60% of the time the new bottom teeth come in behind the baby teeth and it's really no big deal. The tongue just naturally pushes them forward, so you don't have to worry about them being too far back. But she said if that happens to the TOP teeth, it can be a problem and you need to come in to have them checked out (not sure what she does in that case).

  6. Mine did this - thus the need for braces. Not sure if they pulled the baby tooth as I don't remember but I did need braces.

  7. This just happened to my ds. He is 6yo and the permanent tooth was almost 1/3 of the way in behind the baby tooth. I called the dentist, who suggested that I ask ds to wiggle the baby tooth as much as possible. If after a few weeks, there was no change, I was told to call back. I almost laughed, thinking that there was no way it would work. Well, it did! As the permanent tooth continued to come in, the baby tooth became more loose. And ds continued to wiggle it. Sure enough, the baby tooth finally fell out. Shortly thereafter, the permanent tooth moved right into its spot.

    -Alison

  8. This just happened last week to my son. The dentist pulled the baby tooth as it was loose but not yet ready to fall out. He did fine with him pulling it out. Now the dentist said the adult tooth will move into place easier.

  9. Thanks guys. Just fyi, I called the dentist and she said their rule of thumb in this situation is to start twisting and wiggling the baby tooth frequently daily and if it doesn't come out in 2 weeks, to bring her in to have it extracted. Interesting. We will be twisting like crazy to get it out before having to have it pulled, but glad to hear it wasn't traumatic for those of you who's dc's had to have it pulled. Thanks a bunch for the info and experiences.
    Renee

  10. Once the baby tooth is out, the permanent tooth that is crooked or back far will move more into place by normal tongue movement through speech, etc.

    I wish this were the case for my nephew. He had an adult tooth come in behind his baby tooth and my sister didn't want to spend the money to get the tooth pulled. So they waited a few months until the tooth finally came out. I hate to say this, but he looks like he has a fang now because his tooth is so far up from where it is suppose to be! It has been 2 years now and his tooth moved down only the tiniest bit. I would not wait too long to have it pulled.

    katarina

  11. I wish this were the case for my nephew. He had an adult tooth come in behind his baby tooth and my sister didn't want to spend the money to get the tooth pulled. So they waited a few months until the tooth finally came out. I hate to say this, but he looks like he has a fang now because his tooth is so far up from where it is suppose to be! It has been 2 years now and his tooth moved down only the tiniest bit. I would not wait too long to have it pulled. katarina

    If you're talking about an permanent upper canine tooth, it can take a very long time to come down. Removing the baby tooth wouldn't have made a difference. The tongue only helps when the location is in the very front on the bottom.

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