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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Dental and Oral Health (Children)
My 21 month old son seems to have an underbite.Is there any reason to see a dentist at this point for the problem.
While it's too early to consider treatment for your son at 21 months of age, it's not too early for a comprehensive exam by a pediatric dentist. Your child's problem would be diagnosed and other problems ruled out. A plan and timetable of treatment could be prepared, and you would have time to seek other opinions, if desired, prior to beginning treatment.
Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University