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My son lost his two front teeth during the fall of 2011 when he was five. He's not seven yet, but they still have not grown back in. Should I be worried?

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Asked by MammaMia880 at 9:15 AM on Jun. 11, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • yes
    take him to the dentist

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:16 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • ummm yeah. Take him to a dentist.

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 9:16 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • Did he lose them on their own or due to trauma? In November my son fell on the stairs and smacked his two front teeth and the Dentist had to pull them. You could see in the X-Rays that his new adult teeth were up there, but she had said his teeth weren't ready to come out on their own yet, so he still has not grown his teeth back in, because they were not even ready to come out.

    BUT! If his teeth fell out naturally and on their own then yes I would at least call a Dentist and ask them what they thought.

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 9:22 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • He should be seen by a Dentist. He needs to have his teeth cleaned too.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:42 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • A dentist would have taken an exray and set your mind at ease. He should see a dentist.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:51 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • Has he had any dental appointments since 2011?

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 10:02 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • What does your dentist say?

    Answer by Dardenella at 10:17 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • The only permanent tooth I had that took so long to come in was when I knocked my first tooth out by hitting a parked car on a tricycle I was riding too fast. If your son lost the two front teeth naturally, I'd take him to a dentist for an X-ray just to be sure the permanent ones are on their way.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:50 PM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • Did they get knocked out? If so, than the grown teeth just aren't ready yet. If they got loose and fell out as usually, I would ask the dentist.

    Answer by mompam at 1:41 PM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • My sister's 2 front teeth got knocked out when she was 4. Her adult teeth didn't come in until she should have actually lost the teeth when she she was almost 7.

    Answer by mompam at 1:42 PM on Jun. 11, 2013

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