Does anyone know how long it takes for permanent teeth to grow in if the baby teeth were pulled prematurely? My step-daughter had her top front 4 baby teeth pulled when she was about 2 and a half due to bottle rot. She is now 7 and a half and still no sign of them. I just think 5 years is a long time. Her dentist told me that they will come in eventually but the skin on her gums is so thick it is harder for them to push through. I've never met anyone that has had this happen before and I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this and can give me some info. Thanks!Answer Question
Answer by mlmkjw at 8:44 PM on Jul. 28, 2011
It can take a long time!!! My niece lost her two front teeth in an accident at about 2 and she was about 7 or 8 and her permanent teeth still had no sign of coming in the end the dentist had to make incisions where the teeth would come down to encourage them to break through.
Answer by Princess_s21 at 8:46 PM on Jul. 28, 2011
Answer by ladybug0614 at 8:46 PM on Jul. 28, 2011
My nephew had to have his two front teeth pulled when he was about 2....He is now almost 8 and they have just started to come in. They say when the baby teeth are removed early...the adult teeth take much longer to come in...It'll happen...don't worry!
Answer by mommyluvsphilip at 8:50 PM on Jul. 28, 2011
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Answer by JayRo00 at 8:53 PM on Jul. 28, 2011
Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 8:54 PM on Jul. 28, 2011