Oral Health

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-04-21

Q.

5 yr old-new teeth

My 5 year old daughter just had her teeth fall of, it had been shaking for a while and eventually came off. The problem is, the new teeth already appeared before the old teeth could fall out but it has now surfaced on the inside of the gums, which is not in line with the rest of her teeth. What can I do to correct it so that she doesnt have teeth that are not aligned properly. Do you think a visit to the dentist would solve the problem? I would like to know if this can be corrected while she is still young as I fear that the other teeth might also appear in awkward places.Had the teeth come on the outside of the gum I imagine braces could solve it but they are on the inside. What should I do?

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

this is a common problem (see previous posts).
The teeth often move into line after a few months. IT is still to early to perform any corrective treatment

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