Jump to content

Does your child have any fused teeth?

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 DM. 2012

Posted 18 June 2019 - 08:49 PM

My son is 7 and at his dentist visit last year (his first one, bad Mother, I know) the dentist said that 2 of his teeth were fused.  This is when 2 teeth are joined together, side by side and look the same as 2 regular teeth.  One is the bottom middle tooth and one beside it.  Apparently they form like this.  Each tooth has it’s own root.

The dentist osaid that this may or may not cause problems when his looses them because they will obviously come out together and possibly one of new teeth underneath won’t be ready, he could end up with gaps or crowding.  He also hasn’t lost any of his baby teeth yet.

Have any you experienced this with your kids?

#2 trillian42

Posted 18 June 2019 - 08:58 PM

Yes, DS has this. He hasn’t lost the tooth yet so don’t know exactly what will happen, but the dentist did an X-ray and apparently there is only one tooth growing underneath. So he might end up with a gap I guess.

#3 DM. 2012

Posted 19 June 2019 - 08:49 PM

Thanks. I have read that there can be one tooth underneath.  He dentist visit was the school dentist a year or so ago and they didn’t do an x-ray. He’s probably due for another dentist visit so I might take him to a regular dentist who probably will x-ray him.

#4 UniKitty

Posted 19 June 2019 - 10:07 PM

I am a school dentist. Fused teeth are common and not something we worry too much about.
I would not xray yet either - true ALARA principles of radiography only support taking xrays if it will influence your treatment. As it will not 'unfuse' nor grow another teeth, a watch and wait is much more appropriate.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


Top 5 Viewed Articles

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.