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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Teething delays

04/13/2004

Question:

My 2-year-old began cutting teeth at 11 months. She currently lacks 8 teeth (the 4 eye teeth and rear molars), but she hasn`t cut a tooth in almost 5-months now. Should she be evaluated?

Answer:

The timing of the eruption of baby teeth varies greatly and your child`s experience is well within normal. Two years of age, however, is not too young to have him/her examined by a pediatric dentist who can provide you with more detailed information. 

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Response by:

Dennis J McTigue, DDS Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University