Pediatric Dentistry Questions

  • Extra Molar?

    Hello! I am a 14 year old girl with what almost seems as an extra molar... Back in November, I had realized I had a VERY sharp pain in the back of my mouth... One day I decided to look at it and see what it was, I quickly came to realize it looked...

  • Are there any alternatives to tooth extraction for a toddler

    Hello, thanks for taking the time to read this. I took my son to the dentist this morning and I'm concerned enough to get a second opinion. My 19 month old son has tooth decay and our dentist is recommending extraction for all 4 front teeth but I...

  • Why will my child need spacers??

    I just took my 5 1/2 year old daughter in for her routine dental exam. Her baby teeth are very close together, but they are straight. After looking at her x-rays her dentist said that she will need spacers soon. Everything i have read about spacers...

  • palate expanders

    My 8 year old daughter had palate expanders installed about 2 months ago. The last few days, she has been complaining about pain in/around the bottom jaw. We took her to orthodontist and after examining her, we were told that the pain may be...

  • What's going on with my tooth?

    About 5 weeks ago, my tooth began to feel a little weird. By weird, I mean uncomfortable and it felt like it stood out from my other teeth. During the first week or so, it felt as if my tooth were weak to the point it was going to fall off. But...

  • damaged tooth receeding

    My 5 1/2 year old fell and damaged his tooth about 2 years ago. It was slightly knocked out of place and bled. Over the last year it has turned grey. Just recently,it has stated to darken more, but the concern is it has now gone crooked and seems to...

  • I have white thick saliva.

    Hi I have been experiencing a white thick saliva when I wake up in the morning within the past 8 months. I do not have dry mouth and I drink plenty of water everyday. There is no serious issue, I just want to know if there is a specific solution...

  • Growing of first molar goes wrong

    Hi Doc, My 8-yr-old starts to grow the permanent first molars. On his lower right side, it just grow normal. But on the lower left side, something came out at first that we thought it is the tip of the molar. But now it grows out to be about a 3mm...

  • Underdeveloped jaw

    Dear Doctor, My son is 5 and a half years old and he had a problem while cutting out his first main tooth: his milk tooth was still there and the main tooth was cutting from behind, so we've been advised to have the milk tooth extracted so that he...

  • My daughters gums are hanging between her front teeth.

    My two and a half year old daughter has a very small gap in her front teeth. The other day she told me her gum hurt between them. Now her gap is completely filled in with gum. If I touch the bottom of her teeth I can feel it. It's almost like its...

  • Mother and Two Children Never Growing Teeth

    Hello, my name is Christine Gutierrez and I was wondering if you possibly knew any information why my mother and two little sisters never grew any teeth? My mother never grew baby teeth or absolutely any adult teeth in her life and she is 45 right...

  • Very swollen gums

    My daughter is 13 months old. She has about 6 teeth already. Her incisors were first to come. She is now in a great deal of pain getting her K9's. But her gums are so swollen that they are just about covering her incisors. Is this normal? And they...

  • 2 year Old Daughter with Hardly any Teeth!

    I may be worrying over nothing but my daughter is two and only has 7 teeth. The front bottom two, one of the large top teeth and 4 molars. Please can you tell me if this is normal or if there may be a problem? Also, it's strange that her top front...

  • My 9 year old lost her premolar and 1/2 of the root is still in her gums.

    My 9 year old lost her premolar last night and we realized that her new tooth broke half of the root off of her premolar and is now growing out the side of her gums and pushing the tooth in front of it out. It is obvious she is going to need braces,...

  • Are my teeth strong enough for braces? Could I have dental implants or veneers and caps

    Hello my name is Matthew I am 15.My teeth are not in very good condition at all. I have had a few teeth extracted when I was younger and I have intrinsic stains on some of my teeth.My teeth are fairly yellow.I have had an abscess which was a...

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