6 year old son is growing a adult tooth but baby tooth still there???

Katelyn - posted on 07/01/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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hi I just found out my son has a big adult tooth growing in on the bottom right middle, he also hasn't lost any yet, what should I do....its growing in fast, thanks

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Denikka - posted on 07/03/2013

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I had this happen to me actually. My top right canine. The baby tooth was actually wiggly and had popped off on one side, but the other side held firm (I couldn't even pull it out as kids have a habit of doing) The adult tooth pushed the baby tooth out at an angle. Didn't hurt or anything, but I did have to wait until the adult tooth came in all the way before they would pull the baby tooth. It's quite possible that they're hoping that the tooth with come out on its own (which is possible). If not, then they'll have to pull it.

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Katelyn - posted on 07/01/2013

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they really only said there is nothing we can do, cause I was concerned...cause it looks like it is coming in crooked but they said just have him wiggle the baby tooth and wait till it comes out...

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That seems like an odd response from the dentist. This happened to several of my son's friends, and one of my nephews--it is actually fairly common. All of them just went to the dentist to have the baby tooth pulled. Did the dentist give you a reason they were hesitant to pull the tooth?

Katelyn - posted on 07/01/2013

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Thank, I already have, they said they really cant pull it out and to just wait till the others get loose, I don't know what to do , seems this big tooth is coming no matter what lol

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