Need help is this normal.

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My five year olds adult tooth has grown up right at the back of one of her milk teeth on the bottom.Is this normal.I thought the milk tooth falls out and then the adult tooth grows?



Shes not in pain and the two bottom milk teeth are a little loose.So i know the will fall out,i just got a shock to see one already up without the milk tooth gone.lol.



Is this normal and happen to anyone elses child.Thanks.

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Amanda - posted on 05/14/2010

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I have heard of that actually Caroline and if you do believe in it then you have that right, but I definatly do not, not to mention the fact that I don't think this is an appropriate thread to try to spread your conspeiracy theories.

I do hope that this is an attempt at a joke though.

Amanda - posted on 05/14/2010

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Yep it's "normal" but it certainly is annoying. My son has lost 6 teeth so far, and out of those 6, 5 of them had the adult tooth grow in behind it before the baby tooth fell out. I begged our dentist to pull the baby tooth out every time this happened and he always refused. I would advise you that if her baby tooth does not fall out soon then you should have it pulled. I wish that I had just taken my son to a differant dentist. His mouth is a MESS from all of these teeth coming in before they were supposed to. He will definatly need braces because of it. I don't think he would need the braces if the dentist had just pulled the baby tooth and let the adult tooth move into where it is supposed to be.

CANDY - posted on 05/14/2010

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yes that is normal you might have to start moving the milk thooth oround so it can fall out if not than you may have to take her to the dentist so they can pull it out wont hurt at all. you might also have her work on it everday trying to get loose tell her she is a big girl and she is getting big girls theeth and she will start to move it her self reward her if she pulls it her self.

Meagan - posted on 05/14/2010

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My oldest had this happen...to both front teeth at the same time! She looked really silly, poor thing, but the dentist said just wait it out. After a couple months, (yes, it did take longer than normal, but we just used mouth wash to keep them clean) the baby teeth got nice and loose and we pulled them just like any other stubborn loose tooth. After a few more months, the adult teeth lined themselves up nicely, no problems.

A call to the dentist is probably a good idea, but maybe not urgent. Use mouth wash, maybe make a game of finding ways to get clean between the teeth. Q-tip? Celery stick? Itty bitty tooth brush? If you wiggle that front baby tooth all the time with brushing, it will most likely come out on its own.

Best wishes, M

Kristin - posted on 05/14/2010

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It happened with a friend of mine when we were in school. I beleive she needed braces later to pull that tooth forward. I would take her to the dentist and see what they have to say. While it's possible the baby teeth will fall out on their own, it is less likely without the adult tooth to puch it out. Plus, there will be additional oral care stuff you will want to talk about or the removal of the baby tooth.



I think the first step really is to get a call in to your dentist.

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Thanks moms and i dont know who Caroline is....lol...only joking sorry cal.I have been telling my daughter to move it around and shes fed up of me telling her to do it lol.I also had a chat with my neighbour and her daughter had the same thing.Must be something in the water were we live lol.I think it should be okay now and i am not as freaked out by it as i was before.I still will bring her to the dentist just in case.



Thanks again .:-)

User - posted on 05/14/2010

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Not at all Amanda......given what you just said about your son it's completely understandable,you're protective :)....and of course I'm not making fun of my niece but well Ash will tell you we always joke about!



Hey I can tell you I know how your son feels,I've had root canals in my 2 front teeth so my teeth have gone grey and they are too fragile to get capped so my only option is to have false ones which I don't want just yet,I'm only 31 :(....it is horrible feeling you can't smile....but I'm sure your son and my niece will have many years ahead to make the world see their big bright smiles :o)



On the reptiles.....I read aobut them online a few years back,it's funny I got so drawn in by the story I almost had to blink twice when I finished reading it,lol....I guess that's good sci-fi for you :o)

Amanda - posted on 05/14/2010

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Oh good, I kind of though maybe you knew her or something lol. Sorry that I sounded so hateful :( Im sure you saw that this happened to my son too and Im just a little overly touchy about it. he is only 7 and it is really causing him to have some self image issues. He never smiles anymore and calls his smile ugly, it breaks my heart. Anyway I do apologize I shouldn't have jumped on you like that. It is really ironic my neighbor just told me about the reptile thing like a week ago.

User - posted on 05/14/2010

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Yes it is,Ashie is my sister....I'm just pullin her leg,lol

No conspiracists here....unless you have a tail?then I can do bidness with ya :P

User - posted on 05/14/2010

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Contact David Icke immediately.....have you heard of the reptile/human hybrid?They're lurking everywhere I tell you....everywhere!!!!

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You need to take her to the dentist. I have seen this happen and it will be very difficult for her to keep her teeth clean and cavity free. If her milk teeth do not fall out her mouth will become very crowded and her adult teeth will not sit straight.

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