My child has a tooth coming in behind their baby tooth. Is this normal?
Having the adult tooth erupt behind the baby tooth is fairly common, especially on the bottom front teeth. This is because your child's face and mouth are still growing and changing and there may not be enough space right now for the adult tooth to grow into the right spot. If the baby tooth is not loose or has been loose for a long time but hasn't fallen out, Dr. Garza can help to painlessly remove the baby tooth. Leaving a loose baby tooth can cause difficulty when eating or can cause pain when brushing your teeth in that area.