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Question
Posted by: Amber | 2006/07/14

Q.

Permanent Teeth

Hi there
My 6 year old has just cut his first front permanent tooth. It is coming in very skew and the baby tooth has not yet fallen out, in fact it is still well in place. Should I take him to the dentist to have the baby tooth removed? Most dentists are very reluctant to work on him because he has severly low platlets (ITP) how do I find a good dentist who is prepared to work on my child? He also needs a lot of fillings in his molars because of medical treatment (cortisone etc) his back teeth are very bad.
Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

Yes if the permanent tooth is erupting and the baby tooth has not fallen out it is necessary to remove the baby tooth. Speak to your GP and let him refer you to a dentist with whom he has contact.

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