In the Best Interest of your Dental Health

Baby Teeth Order and Baby Teeth Chart

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Dec 12, 2018, 8:24:33 PM

STOP WORRYING ABOUT YOUR BABY’S TEETH ORDER!

STOP LOOKING AT BABY TEETHING CHARTS!

 

BABY TEETHING CHARTS show averages and ranges, this means that MOST kids’ teeth will  NOT follow the teething order of the chart that you are looking at!


Baby teeth will come in when they come in!

 

EVEN IF the baby teeth order falls way outside “the range”, it is extremely unlikely that a dental intervention is indicated!

 

IF you are still tempted to look at a Baby Teeth Chart and Baby Teeth Order here it is:

baby teeth chart, baby teeth order

 

To be complete about this subject, it is important to note that SEVERE ( more than 1 year) deviations from the “normal” eruption range MAY be indicative of a dental or medical issue.

 

REASONS FOR DELAYED BABY TEETH ERUPTION:

 

Dental Issues that impede baby teeth eruption ( these are RARE):

  • Scar tissue in the gum from trauma or surgery
  • Cysts
  • Tumors
  • Tooth fusing to bone

 

Medical Issues that impede baby teeth eruption ( these are RARE):

WARNING: These afflictions effect the body overall, not only the teeth, as such if your child is suffering from these afflictions you would notice.

  • Children who are born prematurely tend to have delayed eruption of their baby teeth, however, the teeth do catch up over time
  • Severe longterm malnourishment tends to cause delayed tooth eruption. Your child is not suffering from malnourishment!
  • Conditions of hormone regulating glands have a profound effect on the entire body, including the teeth: hypothyroidism, hypopituitarism, hypoparathyroidism…
  • There are many genetic disorders that are associated with delayed baby tooth eruption such as: Down syndrome, Amelogenesis imperfecta, Dentinogenesis imperfecta, Apert syndrome, Carpenter syndrome, Cherubism, Dentin dysplasia, Hunter syndrome, Ectodermal dysplasia, Gardner syndrome, Osteogenesis imperfecta….

 

 

TREATMENT OF DELAYED BABY TEETH ERUPTION

 

An examination by a dentist can determine if delayed tooth eruption is as a result of a dental issue, medical issue or it is just a variation of “normal”.

 

Almost always the treatment of choice for delayed baby teeth is observation.

 

Occasionally the removal of the physical obstruction or even the removal of the involved tooth/ teeth may be indicated.

 

The treatment of choice for delayed baby teeth eruption caused by medical issues involves first and foremost the management of the medical condition and secondarily the management of the dental issues.

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RELATED INFORMATION THAT WILL HELP YOU:

KIDS DENTIST: Top 7 MISTAKES PARENTS MAKE  in Helping Kids with Oral Health 

DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN: Preventing Dental Problems in Children———————————————————————————————————————————

In the best interest of your health and well-being,

Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak

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