8 year old teeth

Lyn - posted on 03/11/2013 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My eight year old lost her front teeth at the end of September 2012 and they have not grown back in yet! I am starting to worry, has anyone else experienced this?

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Isabelle - posted on 03/11/2013

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My kids teeths always took long to come out so I wouldn't worry but you should have him see a dentist who will do x ray and will see right away the teeth in the gums .

De-anne - posted on 03/17/2013

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My eldest, now 11 teethed early, lost her first tooth early and hers always took ages to grow back, well get new ones. I was told it was fine and she would get a new one soon. It should be fine. I do hope they start to grow soon for you.

Patricia - posted on 03/11/2013

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More than likely they are just late coming in, but to ease your mind it might be a good idea to visit that dentist.

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Cherie - posted on 03/18/2013

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This is really very common. Some teeth come out prematurely and it takes quite a while for the adult teeth to show themselves. I would ask the dentist to take an x-ray of the area so that you can see where those teeth are. This would also give you peace of mind that the adult teeth are really there. I hope it all works out well for you and your daughter.

Lyn - posted on 03/18/2013

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Thanks so much Sue....we are taking her to a dentist this week, and hopefully all will be well, my how we worry about our children! :)

Sue - posted on 03/18/2013

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I was just at the dentist last week with my son and we talked about this. The teeth develop from the chewing surfaces first (then gradually down to the roots, not roots first like a plant). And they can only store calcium and form enamel while they are inside the gums. So the longer they are inside the gums, the more calcium they are getting and the stronger they will be.

That is part of why x-rays of kids tell dentists so much, because they can see how close the tooth is to being developed.

Except for any concerns about the other teeth moving over into the empty space, taking a long time for teeth to come in is a good thing.

Laura - posted on 03/18/2013

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I as well have an 8yr. Old boy who is missing his eye teeth wich are making his front teeth look huge. It has been over a year, had the dentist x-ray him and they said the teeth are there they are just taking their time to come in... She said sometimes this is common. If that helps. Good Luck.

Nicole - posted on 03/18/2013

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My daughter had that same problem. I took her to the dentist and he said that they would come in when they were ready and that she just lost them a lil early.

Lyn - posted on 03/17/2013

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THANKS SO MUCH !!!! Its so nice to have support and hear I am not the only one!
Much appreciated!
Lyn

Annmarie - posted on 03/17/2013

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My then 12 year old lost her 2 eye teeth and its taken 18 month for them to come in so I wouldn't worry, but if your concerned see you dentist...hope this put you at ease. She's now to wait 6 month on them to come down fully so she can get a brace...xx

Kateri - posted on 03/17/2013

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You are very welcome! I hope it helped. I actually didn't know the gums would harden so much that the teeth wouldn't come through until talking to his friend's mom. It wasn't until then that I expressed my concern to our dentist. Then we did all the xrays and everything. Good luck!

Lyn - posted on 03/17/2013

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Thank you so much for not only your reply but the explanation attached! booked her a dentist appointment and hopefully all is well!
Thanks again, by the way your reply was the only one I got that did NOT make me feel like a fool!
Much appreciated....
Lyn

Kateri - posted on 03/17/2013

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My son's took a long while to come in.....the dentist did xrays etc and gave me a time frame in which they would come in. However I wouldn't wait too long to have the xrays done as the gums will harden over too much time....my son's friend had to have his gums cut by a surgeon because his took so long to come in, but as soon as that was done they grew right in.

Ari - posted on 03/12/2013

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My kids front teeth took a long time too. But the other moms are right! Taking X-rays is best!

Lyn - posted on 03/11/2013

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You all should know that I am an older Mom, I am 58 and she is eight, I have a 39 year old son and a 36 yearold son, its been a long time since I have been through this and I do not recall my other children going this long without teeth, I am reaching out for a little help, not to be judged....

Patricia - posted on 03/11/2013

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I suggest taking her to the dentist so they can make sure she has permanants underneath there. It will also ease your mind

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