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Question:
My 23 month old just had four of his front teeth removed and has not received his second year molars. Is there a way he can get a kiddie partial before these molars come in? I'm concerned about his speech because I notice a difference already. Please help! ...Tracey in MD

Answer:
Tracey, yes, you can still have the pedo-partial/kiddie partial done without the second primary molars. Even though it is best to have them, you can still use the first primary molars (it will work fine). I'd wait at least 2 weeks after the teeth have been removed prior to the impression for the partial.

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