Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jenn | 2009/01/12

Q.

Upper teeth coming out first

Hi Doc.

Over the weekend my son' s upper teeth started to show through the gums. It is clearly visible and we can feel the bump. Shouldn' t the lower teeth be first? His lower gums shows no sign of teething. It is not swollen or red. Do you think we should have him checked out by his doctor? Of all the articals I' ve read about teething none of them indicated that the upper teeth can apear first. He is 11 months now.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Do not be concerned. The lower incisors do usually appear first,but should the upper incisors appear first, the lower ones should follow quite soon. Unfortunately I can't give you an exact time that this should happen but have patience and your baby's teeth will appear.



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