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My daughter is 2 1/2 and her The fraenum extends down between the front teeth, and almost behind the front teeth, what should i do? She talks pretty well, but i am afriad it it going to pull her front teeth forward....

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we do not recommend anything at this time. If it needs to be surgically removed we recommend when the permanent teeth start to erupt. If it is very tight and is damaging the gum tissues then should be removed at that time. Also being tight, she has a chance that it can tear on its own if she falls. this will produce a lot of blood just put pressure on it and it will stop. No treatment would be recommended but have it checked by a Pediatric Dentist if occurs to check the teeth. Best Wishes

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Michael D. Saxe D.M.D.

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All questions related to Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Growth, Dental Trauma, First Dental visit, Baby Bottle tooth Decay, Dental Sedation, Etc...

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20 years private practice as a Pediatric Dentist, Staff at University Of Nevada School of Dental Medicine, Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry.

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ADA, AAPD, Nevada dental society, Clark County Dental Society, Cal. AAPD, Western society of Pediatric Dentistry, Southern Nevada CFA Team core member.

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Washington University in Saint Louis, Dental School University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, residency

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