August 21, 2012,
E.L. asks from Lancaster, CA on March 14, 2009
Baby's First Teeth Are Growing in Roof of Mouth
My daughter is 6 months old and has been teething for like 3 months. She has been having a very rough time with it. We have been giving her tylenol,teething tablets and orajel and non seem to work for very long at a time. Earlier today I noticed what looks like her 2 top front teeth growing in the roof of her mouth. About a month ago my 5 year old son had an adult tooth growing in behind his baby tooth and I have found lots of info on that but can't find anything bout baby teeth growing in roof of mouth. My baby has her 6 month check up on the 26th and I just don't know if this is to long to wait to have it looked at. Please help if anyone has ever heard of this. I don't know what to do. I'm wondering if this is why she is having such a hard time with it. p.s. neither I nor my bofriend (my kids father) have any major teeth issues nor do either family. For the most part our teeth are fairly straight.
C.S. answers from Las Vegas on March 15, 2009
It sounds like she has been struggling already, I would take the first available appointment. Best of luck.
L.O. answers from Tyler on February 10, 2011
Hi, I know this is an old post...but my 4 month old son had a tooth growing out of the roof of his mouth also. Ive been searching for info about it. Do you have an anwere now? It was the stragest thing. His was so wiggly and ready to fall out so i gently pulled it out. He is fine now but I still am so weirded out by it lol Please let me know what you figured out about your lil girl.
T.C. answers from Boston on August 21, 2012
I dont have an answer. I am panicking right now because ive been checking my 9 mo olds mouth every day for her two top middle teeth and today when she was laughing I saw what looked like two teeth growing in in the roof of her mouth. I am so scared and currently waiting on the dr. to call me back. (If they could understand my message I cant stop crying)
D.H. answers from Los Angeles on March 20, 2009
Two of my children when starting orthodontia had a tooth in the roof of their mouth under the skin. I never knew about it until they showed me in an x-ray why they had a missing tooth. They surgically exposed the tooth and with orthodontia methods positioned the tooth in the right place. It is a crazy thing if you have never heard of it. But it happened twice in our family. I would recommend seeing your doctor for guidance on this one at such a young age and they are breaking through.
T.A. answers from Los Angeles on March 15, 2009
G.L. answers from Los Angeles on March 14, 2009
gosh E., that sounds both unusual and painful for your baby. i think i would bump up her appt and go see a doc this week. never heard of this, but the doc might have. call them, at least---perhaps they can ease your mind over the phone. hope your little sweetie feels better soon! my one year old girl is getting in a million teeth at once, it seems.
M.A. answers from Los Angeles on March 15, 2009
E.: ALL of your concerns about your new baby are very important! Call your medical doctor or your dentist tomorrow and make an appointment!! They will be able to put your mind at rest!! More than likely the teeth will move into the correct position. Do not worry ~ talk to your doctors!! My daughter will be 37 in October, 2009! I am looking forward to grand~babies!!
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B.B. answers from San Diego on March 15, 2009
My daughter is now 14 months old and has all of her teeth except for the 4 back molars. It feels like she teethed terribly for months and months. When her first few top teeth came in, they looked like they were growing in the roof of her mouth, but the shifted forward just fine and now look totally normal. Like another mom on this post, she also fell and hit her gums on the tile floor causing some pretty major bleeding right when her teeth were about to break through. When they finally did come in, it caused her serious relief! I would wait till your doctor appt and bring up your concerns then..but I'll bet she will be just fine.
S.G. answers from Reno on March 15, 2009
Sorry your baby is having such a hard time. My daughter was the exact same way, she teethed for ever and her gums where swollen and purple. She actually fell and knocked them through the skin which was such a relief for her, but I was pretty traumatized. Anyway, her teeth looked as if they were coming in on the roof of her mouth, but once they were all the way through they shifted forward.
If your concerned I wouldn't wait. See if you can get in sooner. Are you taking her to a pediatric dentist? Not that it matters, I just think they're are generally more sensitive to an infant.