Q. My 29 day old already has two teeth. What should be done?

Answered by Dr. Praveena Borra and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.


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Hi doctor,

My son is 29 days old. He already has two teeth and one more is developing in the left upper jaw. What action do we need to take?

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Dr. Praveena Borra


Welcome to icliniq.com.

It is rare, but babies may be born with teeth. These are called natal teeth.

I would like you to just keep a watch on your baby very often. You might have taken too much of calcium during your pregnancy, so it might have come out early for him.

Since they do not have a very strong root support, usually these teeth fall off if they are very loose or they might stay until his permanent teeth come later in life.

Newborn babies with teeth might injure their gums and tongue. So, just keep watching in case such things happen.

If the teeth are very loose, that is hanging from the gums, and are going to fall off anytime, then please see your dentist.

Nothing to worry. Some babies grow with teeth without any problems.

For further information consult a paediatric dentist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/pedodontist

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