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My Daughter Has Pointy Teeth And Some Missing Teeth. She

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Question: My daughter has pointy teeth and some missing teeth. She is 21 months old. Really worried. No other abnormalities.
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Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora (5 minutes later)
she got her first 2 teeth at 8.5 months, the lower central incisors. They are very pointy like shark's teeth. Then she got 2 at the top at about 11 months, they are not as pointy, but not completely normal. They have a huge gap in between. She doesn't have her lateral incisors at the top still. On the bottom she got only 1 lateral on the right, which is also pointy, but not as bad as central. She got all of her 4 first molars at about 16 months and they look normal. So she has 9 teeth total now. Her hair, skin and nails appear normal. She is growing well, is healthy and in 96th or so percentile for height and weight. Developing well. Really worried. Have you encountered these situations?
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Looks like Oligodontia, details below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

From your explanation, it looks like Oligodontia in which there is missing of a few teeth along with developmental disturbances in the shape of erupted teeth.

Although gaps in teeth can be seen in primary dentition and get filled up gradually with age as the permanent teeth come in place.

As all other milestones are normal it is not necessary to be related to any serious problem or syndromes.

Please upload pictures of teeth and get a Panoramic x-ray done so that I can guide you better.

Regards.

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My Daughter Has Pointy Teeth And Some Missing Teeth. She

she got her first 2 teeth at 8.5 months, the lower central incisors. They are very pointy like shark's teeth. Then she got 2 at the top at about 11 months, they are not as pointy, but not completely normal. They have a huge gap in between. She doesn't have her lateral incisors at the top still. On the bottom she got only 1 lateral on the right, which is also pointy, but not as bad as central. She got all of her 4 first molars at about 16 months and they look normal. So she has 9 teeth total now. Her hair, skin and nails appear normal. She is growing well, is healthy and in 96th or so percentile for height and weight. Developing well. Really worried. Have you encountered these situations?