My little one is going to be 6 in another couple of months. His first permanant teeth are coming up behind his primary (milk) teeth. Though I have read about this shark teeth(everywhere it says it's common), I am a bit worried whether his teeth will go crooked. Now he has nice straight row of primary teeth. anyone who has faced this situation, please share your exp. thank you.
My daughter has the same problem, the lower two teeth had grown and are not crooked, waiting to see the upper side tooth.
This is one issue that was on my mind too a few months back, in fact I wouldn't say it's completely resolved yet. Please see my blog entry instead of my repeating the whole story here again :)
The teeth have grown out now, but I get the feeling that the new set of teeth are much bigger than her milk teeth were so are looking a bit out of alignment. Getting worried about the remaining teeth, so hoping to take her to a pediatric dentist sometime soon.
Will update you after my dentist visit if it gives any more clarity!
Anita and aparna, Thanks for the replies.
did her milk teeth fall later? if yes, did the new teeth get aligned itself in the place of milk teeth after they fell? my son's milk teeth are still there and the new teeth have grown behind the milk teeth. I have also read that in rare cases, the milk teeth would remain along with the permanent teeth. I just hope it doesn't happen for him that way.
blogspot is not accessible from here..:-(... anyway i will wait for your update. Thanks.
Oh I didn't know that - Sorry. Here's the content:
Thanks for copying the content of the whole post. My issue is that his milk teeth are still firmly attached to his lower jaw.. They don't seem to be shaking at all... Let me wait for another week for some miracle to happen..
Even my son had/has the same problem.......
Even after the permanent teeth are fully grown, his milk teeth didn't shake at all. We took him to a dentist and got 4 of his milk teeth removed.
He is going to be 11 in another 2 months; but, so far only 7-8 of permanent teeth have come; there is no indication of permanent teeth coming and milk teeth are also firmly attached.
His peadiatrician has asked us to wait till he becomes 12..............
OMG Rukmini, That scares me. At what age did he get them extracted?
Don't worry......... It is nothing scary.
We didn't get all 4 teeth removed at the same time. I think we got them extracted from the time he was 7 years. Getting the milk teeth removed does not cause any pain I think. First time, we were also so worried. But, doctor did it in a jiffy and my son didn't even realise it.
Don't worry, many of colleagues' children also had the same problem and the it is very common I guess.
He strongly believes that toothfairy would come and give him a silver or gold coin for every tooth that falls. Atleast for that sake I hope his teeth fall soon
Yes her permanent tooth got aligned itself after the milk tooth had fall. I dont think you need to worry much, but you can contact your doctor and get his advise.
Same issue with my kid's teeth too..She is 7 now and we recently got her milk teeth removed. One teeth as the permanent teeth has already grown behind it and one more next to it as this teeth didn't have space to grow in. Now she has two new teeths in that place but again space is a problem.So one teeth is slighly behind. This teeth removal was done @ my native and doctor was an expert and he didn't scare us much :) My native is a small town so doctor's doesn't scare us :) Also he told that if you remove a teeth at this time, another teeth will surely grow in its space.So we are not solving the spacing issue.
We saw one doctor in Bangalore and she suggested for extraction. But as and when they grow their jaw size also will be bigger.So there is a possibility of this getting rectified on its own. But at the same time, we need to check it every now and then to make sure that this doesn't create any problems. We are also planning to check with one more senior doctor to get an expert opinion.
But don't worry about all this. Nowadays we get expert advice and many new technologies.So don't take tension. See one or two doctor's to understand whats happening and what can be done. :)
I am a mother of a 8 year old boy .He too has few permanent teeth.All his milk teeth has not fallen.By what age will all his milk teeth fall and will be replaced by permanent teeth.Other parents kindly help me to know whether it is common or I need to worry about it and consult a dentist.
We don't have to worry about the milk teeth as long as there is no new teeth growth behind the same.The age in which all the milk teeth goes varies from kid to kid. So don't worry.
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