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Missing baby teeth on the lower



a 5 year old girl is missing all of her baby teeth on the lower and and looks like there may not be any 6 yr molars and the upper teeth are growing and have nothing to stop the growing. what is this called and why does this happen? I understand there may be only 30 cases world wide.


There are a number of conditions that include missing teeth, and it is not possible to diagnose this problem without a thorough examination. A pediatric dentist can evaluate her and work toward a diagnosis and plan of treatment.

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