Pediatric Dentistry Questions

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. (Answered)

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 (Answered)

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. (Answered)

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 (Answered)

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...

Is oral problems causes the swollen of lymph nodes?

I have these swelling of lymph node in my neck. Would it be possible that my dental problem is one of the possible cause of it?

Bad Breath In Four Year Old (Answered)

My son is four. He has horrible bad breath. I\'ve brushed his teeth, flossed and used mouth wash but he still has bad breath after about a minute. It smells like he has an infection or something. What do I do?

How long does it take for the abcess to go after root cannel (Answered)

Hi.. My son is four and a half years old he had a abcess on his front tooth gum the dentist suggested a root cannel .. Its bemm three days after root cannel but the abcess is still there does it take time to go or do we have to do something else.....

Tooth pushed up sideways in gum

My son six year old molars came in on top. On oneside the molar pushed the back tooth side ways up in the gum. It sits sideways in his gum Its loose but it feel like it wedge in the gum. Should it be remove? Will it hurt his gum if it stays that...

5 yr old bleeding gums, Is this normal? (Answered)

Hi, My daughter is five years old and her last visit to the dentist was about 3-4 months ago. They took a panorex and stated that her teeth were a little cramped (her baby teeth are perfect, which I know isn\'t good) and that she may need to have...

My 8 year has peg teeth and no permanents growing (Answered)

My dentist told me my 8 year old daughter has a growth chart he has never seen before and he has been in practice for 40 years. I took her in because her right lateral incisor fell out 6 months ago and is growing in very slowly. You have only been...

Metal-Spacers aching (Answered)

I got my \'metal\' spacers a few years ago.Since Saturday it has been really painful.Another baby tooth is growing under it.I cant really even chew or swallow well.I dont know what I should do?

Adult front tooth covered by gum (Answered)

My 7.5 year old daughter has her 2 front adult teeth in (half way grown), but one of them is covered in (hard) gum and has been that way for over a year. Her pediatric dentist said it would be a good idea to have an oral surgeon cut the gum away....