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Permanent teeth growing behind baby teeth (shark teeth)

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Apr 23, 2008
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Permanent teeth growing behind baby teeth (shark teeth)

Is extraction the only/best option if 2 permanent teeth (shark teeth) are growing behind the two center bottom baby teeth for a 6.5 year old? The baby teeth are not loose at all. Reluctant to extraction...wondering if there is any 'natural' option out there.
Thanks in advance!
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May 21, 2012
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Burlington
We did an extraction with our daughter that had the same thing. It was done under local anesthetic by our dentist.
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muskrat191 wrote: We did an extraction with our daughter that had the same thing. It was done under local anesthetic by our dentist.
Thanks for the reply! Did permanent teeth took the place of the extracted baby teeth? How long did it take?
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May 21, 2012
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smehmood wrote: Thanks for the reply! Did permanent teeth took the place of the extracted baby teeth? How long did it take?
The adult teeth did move forward once the baby teeth were removed. I don't remember how long it took (it was a few years ago). All the other baby teeth she has lost so far fell out on their own. These were the only two that needed extraction.
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Jan 24, 2007
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Toronto
we did the same thing, dentist advised to not wait too long to do the extraction so as the adult teeth continue to grow they'll also move into their correct spot, wait too long and it'll be harder for them to move into place.
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Apr 23, 2008
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Toronto
So the two center bottom baby teeth were extracted however, the dentist said there is not enough space for the two permanent teeth (behind the two extracted baby teeth) to take the place of the extracted baby teeth. (Baby teeth were small, permanent teeth are big). Dentist said we will have to consult an orthodontist as the teeth are crowded. If left alone the two permanent teeth will get tilted/crooked as they move forward and not finding enough room. With the current covid-19 conditions not sure when we will be able to see an orthodontist. Anyone experienced this situation of crooked/crowded teeth and what was the remedy?
Thanks in advance!
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Dec 12, 2005
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I got a kid who had an extra tooth, probably around the same age of your kid, which was extracted and now we are on braces (started last summer) which will not come out until he gets his wisdom teeth.

As the kid grows, bones grow but there will definitely be crowding.

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