Pediatric Dentistry Questions

Are these results normal in oral surgury on a three year old? (Answered)

My three year old had to have her front 4 teeth capped(crowned) the surgery was yesterday. The dentist accidentally busted her maxillary labial frenum and had to stitch it during the procedure. There is a gap between the two front teeth, that was...

Broken molar from rapid palatal expander?? (Answered)

My 8 year old had a rapid palatal expander was cemented in almost 3 weeks ago. We were told to turn once daily, for 3 weeks. Her follow up is in 3 days; however I am extremely alarmed - when brushing her teeth tonight, it appears the back upper...

How do I become a pediatric dentist? (Answered)

How do I become a pediatric dentist I would like to know because I want to grow up and be one I want to help other children and children with special needs I love to see other children happy but want to know how to become one

Should I be concerned about an underlying genetic abnormality? (Answered)

My kid was born with a natal tooth- a lower incisor that had no root system. It fell out when she was 4 days old. She is 16 months now, and just erupted a tooth in the same spot. That tooth appears to be two teeth fused together at the bottom- it...

Extra Molar? (Answered)

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 (Answered)

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. (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...