4 front bottom teeth???

Billie - posted on 08/09/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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ARRRGGGHHH.... My 5 year old has had a wiggly tooth for a few weeks now, and not getting any wigglier or any closer to coming out. I looked in her mouth last night only to find both her adult front teeth have grown through the gums behind her baby teeth. So now the adult teeth are not going to be pushing out the baby teeth, and sort of growing backwards in her mouth. I rang 3 dentists today as she screamed and screamed and had a reaction to the injection last time she was at the dentist so am dreading getting her sedated.
One dentist told me yes they need to be extracted and they don't do sedation.
Next told me they are fine and that is normal and they will come out when they are ready.
And the school mobile dentist told me to get my daughter to try and pull them out (even the one that is not wiggly) and not to worry about coming to see them unless it starts causing her pain.
So, now I'm stuck on what to do!!! Plus I will need a referral to hospital or something for sedation, as I am not having 2 dentists hold her down while they drill at her, while she is screaming, like blood curdling screaming coz she said she can feel it, and then having a reaction to the injection (Although they told me she had a reaction to the latex gloves not the injection).
Please help, what would / or have you done?

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Michelle - posted on 08/13/2010

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We had the same issue with my son I found a pediatric dentist that sedates the patient if need be to have a procedure done my son had to have all four of his bottom baby teeth removed to make room for the adult ones and will most likely need braces because one has come in almost sideways.

Jeannine - posted on 08/12/2010

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Looks like you're no longer worried, but just in case-BOTH of my older children did this, my second is going through it now-lost one, and second is still working on it=the adult teeth are huge at this point.

Billie - posted on 08/11/2010

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Thanks for your post Kimberly, I rang another dentist today, and they reassured me that the adult teeth will be pushed forward by the tongue etc when the baby teeth are out. They said they would only be concerned and remove if it was the top teeth as obviously they would not correct themselves otherwise. So yay hopefully drama over :-) Just fingers crossed they come out with her wiggling them.

Kimberly - posted on 08/10/2010

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My 6 year olds teeth started doing the same thing. I was worried at first but I had him wiggle it every night. In a few days he popped it right out and is adult tooth is moving up into it's place.

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