Ectopic Eruption in Children

January 21, 2014

Ectopic eruption is common for bottom permanent central incisors, as pictured. It can be associated with and without crowding. Treatment often is removal of the over retained baby incisors. Consequently, the tongue and continued growth influence the permanent teeth into their appropriate position.

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Ectopic Eruption in Children

Ectopic eruption is a disturbance in which the tooth does not follow its usual course. Because the permanent tooth misses the root of the primary tooth as it enters the oral cavity, the primary tooth root is not fully resorbed (melted away) and therefore is not lost.

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Two Rows of Teeth in Children?

So often parents come into the office saying their child has two rows of teeth. Most often this happens when the bottom front teeth come in behind the baby teeth and the baby teeth are not lost. Does anyone know what that’s called?

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