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Supernumerary tooth in 9-month-old child

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missjackson78

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My 9 month old son has 7 teeth four on top three on bottom, but I have recently noticed a large extra tooth directly behind the top two right it is about the size of two teeth....What is this is it normal........:(
 
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sounds like his teeth are coming in quite early - every kid is different however! sounds like they are coming in the right order- but book an appointment with a dentist to have a look. it would be good to get him in the habit of going for checkups.
Mike
 
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on the subject of babies
teeth,,,,,,,,,,, my grandson will a year old in 4 weeks time. Last week saw his first tooth peeking through. My son took him to the dentist to check things out, and he was told " the later the teeth come in , the stronger they are? And that he may need to have his "baby teeth" surgically removed to make way for the adult teeth?
 
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I don't think there is any evidence or link to either. what do the other dentists think- have you ever read anything that says this? I've certainly heard it said before- but always thought that there wasn't much in it.
(btw- my son didn't get any teeth until after his 1st birthday- he could walk before he had any teeth!!)
 
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And that he may need to have his "baby teeth" surgically removed to make way for the adult teeth?

That's a bit of a dumb thing to say to the parent of a young baby/toddler - not exactly gping to encourage them to attend regularly is it? Don't see why you wouldn't just wait for teeth to appear when they are ready?
 
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okay so the tooth directly behind his two front teeth thats the size of two put together is normal...not beside them but directly behind them back to back........:(
 
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This is what i found on the net...... supernumerary teeth, which are teeth additional to the regular number of chompers and can be found in almost any region of the horseshoe-shaped dental arch. They are most common in the central incisors, or front teeth... Maybe this is what it is idk.............:(
 
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I see- I misunderstood your first post- sorry!
Really hard to say without a look- but supernumeray is certainly possible. It could just be that the canine has started to come in slightly out of position.
Make an appointment to get a dentist to have a look, and let us know.
Supernumeray isn't very common in decidous teeth (although possible)- i haven't ever seen a case. I've seen about a dozen cases in adult teeth.
So my money would be on the canine- just a guess though!
Let us know!
 
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Like Mike, I've never ever seen a supernumerary baby tooth and I've been doing this a lot longer than Mike has.
 
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thanks to all i guess we will make a appointment to find out but nobody will c him here so gotta go to indy ty for all ur help..........ill let you know what i find out:D
 
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