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6 year old having shaky permanent tooth. What should be done?

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6 year old daughter with shaky front second tooth? Why .
She has 6 permanent teeth in total. Two bottom ones at the front and 4 six year molars.
Posted Wed, 27 Jun 2012 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 4 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
A shaky permanent tooth needs attention. There might be a history of trauma in the area or an infection in the gums causing the teeth to become loose.
Permanent teeth do not have complete root formation when the tooth erupts, but the root continues to develop over time after eruption of the tooth. This makes them less stable in the bone.
There are 3 main causes a permanent tooth to become loose in children. They are: 1) an injury that affects that specific tooth;
2) some form of periodontal disorder that destroys the supportive bone around the tooth; and
3) a traumatic occlusion (bite) that causes one tooth to hit before all the other teeth when biting down.
You need to consult a pediatric orthodontist for a clinical examination to find out the cause and further treatment.

Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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