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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Kids
30 months and missing teeth.
what can be done to correct this situation,about missing teeth and pointed teeth, since i was told she would have wait untill maturity. she is 3o months. xrays showed no permanet teeth. please help.
Thanks for the question.
From the brief description you've given me, I can understand how distressing this might be. The best sound plan is to make sure that your daughter is followed be a pediatric dentist. While it is true in many cases that definitive restorations cannot be done until the child is older -- you need to ensure that a treatment plan, a "plan of attack," is formulated in terms of follow-up frequency and other potential medical consultations with the pediatrician that might be of use.
Hope this helps.
Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati