5 year old son with 'extra' front baby tooth


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My 5 year old son has an extra front baby tooth growing behind his front baby tooth which is a bit wobbly.

We have had it checked a couple of times but keep getting asked to wait and come back in 6 months. Would appreciate a second opinion.

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Dr M

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Good day

It is difficult to say if this is indeed a supernumary or extra tooth, or just the permanent incisor erupting behind the primary tooth. Do you perhaps have any x-rays of this area?
 

MattKW

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Looks like a supernumerary tooth (maybe a mesiodens). Would be obvious on an Xray. If so, it may interfere with the correct adult tooth coming through in the next year, and it likely needs to be extracted (plus extract the misplaced baby tooth).
 
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My daughter had this it was her adult tooth coming through it soon pushed through and the baby tooth did come out eventually the tooth moved into correct position. It’s a very strange sight to see though
 

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