My daughter has a "double row" of bottom teeth coming through behind her baby teeth, does she need her baby teeth removed to make room?

This is commonly seen where the child's baby teeth (usually the lower incisors) are present and the adult incisors are erupting behind the baby teeth. This is a normal occurrence, as the baby tooth buds form and erupt behind the adult teeth. Usually as the adult teeth erupt they place pressure on the baby root tips causing the baby teeth to loosen and exfoliate naturally. The adult teeth can be left to naturally develop; however, if the baby teeth are not loosening adequately they may need to be extracted. This decision depends on your child's age, tooth mobility and root resorption factors of baby teeth, posiiton of the adult teeth, growth factors etc. Your dentist would assess this situation and advise accordingly.

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