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Dentists.. advice please. re dd's 2nd teeth.

(27 Posts)
unicorn Sat 06-Aug-05 20:36:00

Just noticed that one of dd's 2nd teeth is coming through .. but BEHIND the first set, ie the tooth hasn't come out yet..Iyswim.

Is this going to cause big problems?

Please don't tell me it will have to be extracted.

dd is 6.

spacecadet Sat 06-Aug-05 20:41:50

this happened to me as achild and i did have to have then extracted, but what usually happens is that the baby tooth will eventually fall out but your dd may need a fixed brace at some stage as i did.

Lonelymum Sat 06-Aug-05 20:49:58

My ds has had this happen too. he hasn't had anything extracted yet and the milk tooth came out in time, but I do know that both he and his brother are probably going to need orthodentic (or howver you spell it) treatment later on.

BTW SC congratulations! Only just found out your news!

spacecadet Sat 06-Aug-05 21:00:51

thanks lonely mum!, i should have put an announcement in chat!

Lonelymum Sat 06-Aug-05 21:01:25

Take care now. You are not as young as you used to be!

spacecadet Sat 06-Aug-05 21:03:43

lol..i know!!!!!! im 13 weeks already btw!

Janh Sat 06-Aug-05 21:04:06

What news???? [nosy]

Lonelymum Sat 06-Aug-05 21:05:34

Work it out Jan!

Jimjams Sat 06-Aug-05 21:05:59

one of ds1's is coming through in front of a baby tooth. It is wobbly and I am hoping it will fall out as any sort of dental work on him with require a GA and I think a brace would be out of the question. Agh,

Lonelymum Sat 06-Aug-05 21:06:24

SC 13 weeks! Did it escape your notice, or did you keep it quiet because of what has happened in the past, or am I just slow to hear news?

Lonelymum Sat 06-Aug-05 21:06:59

oops sorry, I am hijacking this thread aren't I?

Janh Sat 06-Aug-05 21:11:07

sorry, unicorn, haven't answered you....

DS2's adult front teeth came in very higgledy-piggledy, with the second incisors behind the front ones and the canines high up above the others. He is 12 now and has already had some orthodontic treatment including baby-tooth extractions and rearrangement and arch-stretching and whatnot - all liveable-with though.

He has also had some adult pre-molars removed to make space, and currently has elastic bands connecting his snaggle-tooth canines to his molars, to pull the canines down a bit.

Orthodontics are a bit of a nuisance but worth it if needed. (All of mine have needed treatment but have ended up with reasonably nice straight teeth!)

Janh Sat 06-Aug-05 21:13:01

Ah....13 weeks....I think I get it!

Congratulations, sc!

spacecadet Sat 06-Aug-05 21:17:22

sorry for thread hijack unicorn, lm, i only posted on ante natal thread, just assumed word of mouth would spread the news!
thanks janh!

spacecadet Sat 06-Aug-05 21:20:12

unicorn-none of my baby teeth fell out, so they were very out of alignment, however after 18 months of wearing a fixed brace and another year of a retainer, it was worth it as i ended up with lovely straight teeth, ds 1 has the same prob abd now is waiting for referal to orthodontist.

myturn Sat 06-Aug-05 21:26:58

Hi unicorn. I wouldn't worry too much. My oldest dd has braces due to having had 'double' teeth. She had 2 removed. but not until she was 11, just before her braces were fitted. dd2 is to have braces also and is very excited as they are so fashionable!

unicorn Sat 06-Aug-05 21:38:42

congrats spacecadet@!!!!.. an announcement on a dental thread!!!!!!!!!!

eek.. I hope she will be ok... a dental trip next week I think.

So if they advise extracting baby teeth, shall I seek further opinion?

It doesn't sound as tho it's essential.... but how on earth do you cope with 2 sets of teeth??

myturn Sat 06-Aug-05 21:43:37

I suppose they just go about looking like sharks for a little while lol! My sis is a dental nurse. I'll ask her in the morning what she thinks.

Jimjams Sat 06-Aug-05 21:47:11

oh god all this talk of braces is worrying me. There is no way ds1 can have a brace, no way, and one of his teeth is coming through in front of a baby one. Shall I wobble it when he's asleep?

Janh Sat 06-Aug-05 21:51:17

How old is she, unicorn? Getting second teeth before baby teeth have fallen out isn't uncommon - once her baby teeth fall out the second teeth should move forward into theirplace. Don't panic!

Jimjams Sat 06-Aug-05 21:53:38

oh god ds1's teeth being all over the place are my big fear. (not worried about ds2 and ds3 - they can be fixed).

myturn Sat 06-Aug-05 21:53:44

Unicorn says she is 6 Janh. So it is VERY early days to start worrying.

myturn Sat 06-Aug-05 21:55:15

Not that there is anything to worry about!!

Jimjams, if you can wobble the tooth atall I would say it is coming out of its own accord anyway.

Jimjams Sat 06-Aug-05 21:58:40

oh thank god. Honestly no-one has even seen inside ds1's mouth for 4 years. Any dental work = GA and obviously there's no way he could have a brace. I'll go and have a wobble in a minute (god knows what happened to the first 3 he lost- never found them he must have swallowed them).

myturn Sat 06-Aug-05 22:01:00

Lol at 'go and have a wobble'!!! My dd3 swallowed her first two baby teeth, much to her intense disappointment. She managed to NOT swallow the third, ran off to wash it under the tap and washed it down the sinkhole!!

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