Infraoccluded Primary Molars: the “sunken” baby molar tooth

February 25th, 2020 Andrew Chang

Features, Causes, Timing of Intervention and Management Options are discussed

Sunken Baby Teeth (infraoccluded primary molars) can be a problem in growing children. This is because they can continue to sink, and cause the adjacent teeth to collapse into this area. This can make its removal and future orthodontic treatment more difficult and prolonged.

Other examples of sunken baby molars

In this podcast for dentists, Dr Diane Tay and Dr Chang have a conversation about these infraoccluded baby molars, its causes, and when should a dentist intervene as well as outlining some management solutions. Parents whom have a child with this condition would also benefit from listening in to find out more.