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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

My son`s front teeth (central inicisors two)

04/05/2006

Question:

My son`s front teeth(central incisors)hits in ground and two front teeth came off when he was 2 years old. in 21 April, 2006 he will get 4 years old Now I am worried his two front incisors that will grow?

Thank you very much.

Answer:

The upper front permanent teeth (central incisors) do not usually 
come in until age 7 or 8, and if the baby teeth were lost earlier 
than 3 years of age, this can be delayed a little bit.  If he's just 4 
years old now it will be quite a while before the permanent teeth 
arrive.  So it's normal for him not to have his teeth yet.   It is 
possible that the developing permanent teeth were damaged when the baby teeth were injured, but it is unusual for severe damage to occur unless the injury was very bad.

It would be a good idea to take him to the dentist for a check up, and the dentist may want to take an x-ray to see how the permanent teeth are developing.

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Response by:

Ann A Griffen, DDS, MS Ann A Griffen, DDS, MS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University