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What Is Shark Teeth And Is It A Problem?

Posted on 8/8/2022 by Fariba Mutschler
What Is Shark Teeth And Is It A Problem?Your kids should start having their permanent teeth when they reach between the ages of five to seven. Permanent teeth should dissolve the root of your baby's primary tooth as it erupts. The baby tooth usually becomes loose and wiggly. However, in some cases, your kid's adult tooth may erupt behind the baby teeth causing you to panic. The situation described above is your having a shark teeth scenario. It is no cause for alarm as a parent because if they appear during ages 5-7 and the baby tooth starts to wiggle.

However, there are other scenarios where your kid's shark teeth may be a real cause of concern. You have to think about three key elements. The key elements are time, place, and level of discomfort your kid faces.


When your child's baby tooth does not start to get wiggly or will not budge in the first two months, there is something wrong that needs our attention to fix it. However, if your child's previous teeth had issues erupting, others coming up may face a similar challenge.


You should see where your kid's shark teeth are erupting from, is it behind the molars? If the shark teeth erupt from behind the molars, it might have something to do with overcrowding. Therefore, the issue needs prompt escalation to our dental health professionals to treat it.


The most critical part of knowing the shark tooth is an issue is if it causes your child to experience unbearable pain and discomfort. Normally, it hurts a little if the baby tooth wiggles but if it hurts without wiggling ensure you book an appointment with us.

We are happy to assist you with your personal and your kid's dental health. Make sure you contact us if you have any inquiries about shark teeth, as we are always here for you!

My daughter was a little nervous to have her dental work done but everyone in the office was super friendly and very reassuring and that helped her nervousness go away. Thanks for the excellent dental experience. ~ Lilyana G.

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