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Question
Posted by: Jen | 2008/08/07

Q.

new tooth with milk tooth still there

I hope you can assist.

My six year old has not lost her front teeth, however a new tooth is already growing behind the one milk tooth.The milk tooth is wobbly, but not loose enough to pull out.The new tooth is nearly the length of the milk tooth.I am concerned thatit will grow incorrectly if the milk tooth is still there. What should I do?

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

This is fairly common. the milk tooth usually will fall out if it is already loose, the movements of the tongue usually will then move the permanent tooth forward. However it is best to let a dentit assess if this is the case with your child.
sometimes the baby tooth needs to be removed

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