If there is a stubborn baby tooth which has been wobbly for a while or causing some discomfort it can be a good idea to encourage your child to “wiggle” the loose baby tooth out with their tongue during the day to help speed up the process.
Permanent teeth coming through behind baby teeth is a normal process, however, you should visit the dentist if you have any concerns. Our team can also assess if any crowding is present and ensure there is enough space for permanent teeth to come through. Sometimes, if the baby tooth is taking too long to fall out, the dentist may have to assist by removing the tooth. This is a quick procedure and our clinicians are excellent in making your child feel comfortable and relaxed.
Upper teeth too
Not every ectopic eruption happens in the lower front teeth. Sometimes we see the problem in the upper front teeth and sometimes even the back molars. If not corrected, there is a higher chance of needing braces or orthodontic treatment as your child gets older.