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Our foster baby has two bottom teeth under the gums. She is 2 1/2 months old. She was born with these. Our pediatrician says if they erupt they will have to be pulled because they are generally extra teeth, loose and can causing choking hazard.

We now have a corner of one of those teeth trying to poke through. My question is can you x-ray an infant? And if they are not extra teeth do they have to be pulled? And if they are pulled what is she suppose to do for those two front bottom incisors? ...Lisa

Lisa, thank you for the question. I would not recommend removing these teeth. These teeth are primary/baby teeth and are more than likely NOT extra or supernumerary teeth.

By all means, go to your pediatric dentist and have an x-ray taken. These teeth usually erupt around 6-9 months of age; but it is not uncommon to have them erupting so early. Before doing anything, go to your dentist and he/she will advise you.

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