Probably not, but it can be a sign of teeth crowding.
When this happens, it usually occurs on the lower front teeth. It is usually due to a narrow mandible that lacks enough space to allow all teeth to erupt into proper position. If the baby teeth have no mobility and your child is not able to wiggle them on his/her own, we may have to assist your child in sending them to tooth fairyland to allow the permanent teeth to erupt into a better position. It is especially important when the permanent teeth have fully erupted to remove such retained baby teeth.
When baby teeth are very mobile, we encourage children to remove them on their own, otherwise, they should see Dr. Evy at Green Apple Pediatric Dentistry for help with a simple tooth extraction.
Call 512-917-4550 to schedule an appointment or ask us any questions about lip-ties you may have!