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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Dental and Oral Health (Children)
Missing deciduous central incisors
My nephew is now 15 months old and he only has his two lower incisors grown in. I can see that both maxillary bicuspids are coming in, but I`m wondering what is going on with his maxillary central incisors and laterals?
There is a large variation of tooth eruption patterns in children but this sequence is unusual. We recommend that children have their first dental examination by the age of 12 months so I recommend that he be examined by a dentist. He or she will complete a thorough examination and may take an x-ray to determine his exact tooth eruption pattern.
Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University