Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mommy | 2012-10-04

Q.

Broken teeth

My 5yr old son''s 2 front teeth got broken about 2yrs ago( i think its because he was on the botlle for a long time), our GP suggested that i took him to the destist to have them removed completely because they are going to disturb his whole teething procedure. I don''t like that idea and i think we should wait for all the teeth to come out bythemselves. What is your advice?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is the wrong time to take your son's front teeth out now. The roots of these milk teeth are the stimulus for his permanent teeth to come through when he is about 6 or 7 years. So try to preserve his milk teeth in place if this is at all possible.

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