My Baby’s teeth are not falling out.

By January 11, 2011 November 30th, 2018 Pediatric Dentist

It looks like my 6 year old son has his second set of teeth coming in, but he hasn’t lost his baby teeth yet. In fact his baby teeth aren’t even loose. Should I wait until the baby teeth loosen, or do you think I should take him to the dentist to have them removed?

Monica from Columbus, OH

Monica,

If your son’s baby teeth have not fallen out yet, and if they are not loose enough to jiggle them out yourself, then you should take your son to the dentist to have them removed before his permanent teeth come in.

If you can see the permanent teeth coming in but the baby teeth haven’t fallen out, and you can’t jiggle them out yourself, I’d take your son to a dentist and have the dentist take them out. The baby teeth can redirect his permanent teeth if they’re prevented from coming out the way they should.

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