Post # 1
My son is turning 6 tomorrow, he has yet to start losing his baby teeth. I noticed last night that he has a tooth grown in behind his lower baby teeth, but his baby teeth aren’t loose or anything. Do I need to make him a dentist appointment or anything for this or let nature take its course?? My daughter was losing her teeth left and right as soon as she turned 5. He’s a bit late on losing teeth compared to her!
Post # 3
Oldtimer here (old enough to have Grand-Kiddies)
What you’ve described is not uncommon… I know it happened to one of my kids too. A Dentist will most likely tell you that nature will just take its course… BUT if you really want reassurance, you could certainly take your son in for a check-up (I am assuming here that you have a Dentist for him, and at 6 he’s been a few times already)
Post # 4
Thanks 🙂 He’s been there a few times. He said it’s not bothering him, he said it just feels funny on his tongue LOL
Post # 5
The area needs to be xrayed to determine if the roots on the baby tooth are dissolving or not first. Sounds like it isn’t or the new tooth would be following the pattern of the baby tooth,causing the roots to resorb,the baby tooth to loosen, and the new one to come up in its place. The fact that its coming in behind, suggests a few things, as baby teeth set the pattern for the permanent teeth.
Sometimes letting nature take its course isn’t always the best thing, and the dentist may suggest extracting the baby tooth now. Kids mouths grow at record speed, but chronologic age and dental age don’t always match up.
Have the dentist check him out.