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Pediatric Dentistry/no adult tooth after almost a year


hello! my daughter is 7.5 and she lost her lateral incisor last june or july. now when i say lost it was loose but i dont think it was ready to come out. but another adult pulled it out, it bleed and kinda bruised her gum. however here we are almost a year later and there is still no adult tooth?? she has lost other teeth and they come right in. we have an appointment for an xray next week. but i just want to see how concerned i should be?thanks for any help

Laterals are know for taking time to come in.  When centrals are large they tend to take up a lot of room, making it harder for the lateral to come in. They will push through but may be a lapse in the eruption of them. The only way to see what the status is , would be to get an xray to look at the position of the tooth.  Also would rule out the chance of the laterals being congenitally missing which is possible. We wish you luck.

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Michael D. Saxe D.M.D.


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