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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Some Teeth are Missing

04/11/2011

Question:

My daughter is 9 months old. She had her 2 lower incisor teeth when she was 7 months old. Now, it seems 2 more teeth on top are coming out, but only the right incisor and lateral incisor (one of each). Is this normal?

Answer:

There is a range of both normal eruption times and patterns. Slight variations of pattern such as the one you've described are totally normal. The best solution is to have a dentist examine your child's teeth - and the current American Academy of Pediatrics/Pediatric Dentistry recommendation is that all children are examined by the age of 12 months OR eruption of the first tooth.
 
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Response by:

Sarath  Thikkurissy, DDS, MS Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University