My 10 year old son has only loss 2 teeth and is the shortest one in 4th grade. Is this normal or could the lack of tooth loss be a sign of lack of growth hormones?


Chet - posted on 10/28/2014




It's true that kids with growth hormone deficiency can lose their teeth later than average. That's not the only cause though

Has your son had dental x-rays to confirm that he has all of his secondary / permanent teeth? Usually the adult teeth push the baby teeth out. You won't lose the baby teeth on the usual schedule if some of the adult teeth are missing.

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