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Second tooth coming through, but first tooth still in place

(14 Posts)
lima Fri 20-May-05 19:24:36

my ds1 age 6 has a second tooth coming through behind his first one - is this a problem - what do I need to do - should the first one be pulled out by the dentist?

anyone got any advice, apart from ring the dentist on Monday


Hermione1 Fri 20-May-05 19:25:43

sorry i don't know my dd lost her teeth and then the second grew, i reccomment the dentist, hope someone else helps you.

whymummy Fri 20-May-05 19:29:15

hi lima,the same happened to ds,both teeth were there for ages and just the other day i told him to pull it out and it came out easily

lima Fri 20-May-05 19:31:38

thanks whymummy - dh seems worried that the second tooth will be in teh wrong place - it's at the bottom BTW

SPARKLER1 Fri 20-May-05 19:31:46

My dd is 5 and has lost two teeth. Both of them had the second tooth growing up behind. Tooth 1 has grown straight now and the other is still to move into the right place.

pixel Fri 20-May-05 19:33:38

This happened with the first tooth dd lost. It hung on for ages and I started to worry and took her to the dentist. If I'd known how easily it was going to come out when he flicked it I wouldn't have bothered!

LIZS Fri 20-May-05 19:35:33

Posted the self same query here about last August/September ! ds finally lost his first tooth in mid October aged 6 1/2 followed by the second at Christmas. In both cases the tooth had grown almost fully through behind the milk one and when the milk tooth eventually came out they moved forward to fill the space and look perfect now. No sign of any more coming out yet although most of his class are already gappy or have their top ones coming through !

whymummy Fri 20-May-05 19:36:17

lima try telling him to pull it,you know, the tooth fairy and all that,ds took 2 seconds to pull it out when i mentioned the money,lol,like pixel said they come out really easily

LIZS Fri 20-May-05 20:01:58

Our ds' were n't loose until a day or so before they came out.

lima Fri 20-May-05 20:02:01

hiya all
thanks for the reassurance - dh came home and hit the roof when I told him - thought I should have made an emergency appt at the dentist - was going on about him needing an operation - and generally putting the wind up me

whymummy - I did ask ds1 to push the tooth and see if it wobbled - he said it did a little bit. Think I will get him into a daily wobbling routine and see what happens.

lima Fri 20-May-05 20:02:53

sorry that I disn't search the archives - lol - was too panicked by dh's attitude

nutcracker Fri 20-May-05 20:15:31

My dd has lost 2 teeth so far and both times this has happened. The new tooth has just gently pushed the old one out.

lima Fri 20-May-05 20:22:58

have found Lizs's thread in the archives - very enlightening - thanks again

happymerryberries Fri 20-May-05 20:29:18

Common, happened to dd, got it checked out by dentist who said not to worry about it.

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