Oral Health

Question
Posted by: Noeline | 2009/12/01

Q.

Childrens teeth

My six year old daughter lost her first milk tooth (bottom centre) and the replacement tooth filled the cavity nicely, however the second one did not come out for a while and I only noticed much later that the replacement tooth was behind the milk tooth.

The replacement tooth has now moved into the cavity but it is skew. Will this tooth straighten with time or is it now a permanent problem.

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

the tooth will in many cases straighten out (largely due to movement of the tongue against the tooth).
it will however need to be monitored regularly by your dentist

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Posted by: dental expert | 2009/12/01

the tooth will in many cases straighten out (largely due to movement of the tongue against the tooth).
it will however need to be monitored regularly by your dentist

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