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30 months and missing teeth.



what can be done to correct this situation,about missing teeth and pointed teeth, since i was told she would have wait untill maturity. she is 3o months. xrays showed no permanet teeth. please help.


Thanks for the question.

From the brief description you've given me, I can understand how distressing this might be. The best sound plan is to make sure that your daughter is followed be a pediatric dentist. While it is true in many cases that definitive restorations cannot be done until the child is older -- you need to ensure that a treatment plan, a "plan of attack," is formulated in terms of follow-up frequency and other potential medical consultations with the pediatrician that might be of use.

Hope this helps.

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Sarath  Thikkurissy, DDS, MS Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati