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My 5 year old daughter has 2 loose teeth, one more loose than the other. I believe there called the "Lower Central Incisor". I don't know if it's normal for her to have loose teeth so early on. She had a fever and I took her to the doctors office, but this was before she told me about the loose tooth. Which she says doesn't hurt. I just don't know if its normal or maybe something is going on like decay or even nerve damage?

this can be a normal process of loosing teeth. Usually between age 5 and 7 years old we see the lower incisor come out. Usually seen closer to 5 if she got her teeth early. average primary tooth eruption starts from age 6 to 10 months. If she was early, then all should be good. Your child should be seen by a Pediatric Dentist every 6 months and can verify what is going on Best Wishes.

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Michael D. Saxe D.M.D.


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