Orthodontic Tips – Should these baby teeth be extracted?

Should these baby teeth be extracted?

Check for overlapping of adult crowns on top of baby teeth roots.


Notice the overlapping of the crowns of the un-erupted maxillary laterals and mandibular cuspid teeth on top of the roots of baby teeth.

In the mouth, these baby teeth are not loose at all!

This is a case of “lack of resorption” of these baby teeth. The result is certainly very slow change-over of the teeth. Sometimes the result is impaction of the permanent cuspid teeth in the maxilla or mandible.

In this case the 52, 53, 62, 63, 73 and 83 should be extracted immediately to prevent possible impaction of the adult cuspid and lateral teeth.

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