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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Permanent Teeth

02/02/2010

Question:

my child has a permanent tooth that has not come in yet,but it looks like it is trying to come in above her gum.is this normal?what should i do?

Answer:

Thank you for the question. Much of the answer depends on the child's age and dental development. This may be completely normal. The best recommendation I can give is having a thorough examination (possibly including xrays) by a dentist. Hope this helps!

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Response by:

Sarath  Thikkurissy, DDS, MS Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Professor
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati