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Well for the past 2 weeks Lily has been having two teeth grow behind her bottom canine teeth. We thought this was odd, because her dentist said they don't typically lose those teeth until about age 12. About 6 months ago we had to have white caps put on her canine teeth because her enamel is so soft and she got a bad cavity.
Well we went to the dentist a week ago, to find out her dentists husband passed away (and her dentist is 9 months pregnant) So they rescheduled. We took her today and found out that the two teeth growing in behind the canine teeth aren't even her adult canines. These were two teeth that were pulled quite some time ago (due to crowding) and the adult teeth were coming in. So you know how you have 4 teeth inbetween your canines? She only had 2, and the other two were coming in fighting for space. She literally has no space in her mouth for these teeth to come in. The x-rays showed that her upper teeth are doing the same exact thing, which means not too long from now she will need more teeth pulled to make space for her mouth. She already has a spacer put in her mouth for a back molar... this kid is having some rough time with her teeth!
So her dentist said that it's not a matter of if she needs orthodontist work... it's only a matter of when she will need it. She will probably need braces a lot earlier than most kids and for a lot later. She's feeling pretty crappy now and her mouth is swollen, but she will be feeling a lot better in the upcoming days because the pressure from those back teeth won't be hurting her.
I also have to say how much I love All Kids Dental... not sure if they are a chain, but we went through hell trying to find a dentist Lily liked. She HATED the first 3 dentists we took her two, and the one we took her too at Comfort dental (DONT EVER GO THERE) pretty much traumatized her. They were recommended to us after my dentist said he refused to work on her and traumatize her more. All Kids Dental is amazing, they can get her to do any work without a fuss, or minimal fuss. She cried a little bit when she was getting the shots, but they have some magical touch that puts her at ease!
And no new cavities! We have some bad family genetics with our teeth and prone to soft enamel, so this is awesome for her to have no cavities for 6 months!