My eight year old daughter had three back teeth removed. Now all her other teeth have shifted. I’m a little worried that her adult molars are not going to be able to come in correctly. Should I be worried?
MaryAnn T.- Rhode Island
Actually, I would be concerned. It sounds like your dentist neglected to place space maintainers in your daughter’s mouth. Any general dentist, especially dentists who work with children, should know the importance of holding the place for adult molars.
It is really a problem that your dentist didn’t do this. Those teeth need to be moved back into place. I would talk to your dentist about helping to offset these costs. After all, it was his negligence that led to the problem.
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