Is early loss of baby teeth something to be concerned about, indicative of a bigger problem, or related to CdLS?
It is normal for children, especially girls, to lose their lower two front teeth from 4.5 years old to 5.5 years old. 4.5 years is early, but can be considered normal. There seems to be quite a variety of times when children with CdLS find themselves loosing their primary or baby teeth. Children with CdLS can have their primary teeth fall out either early or, more often, late. If the child is four years old and there are no other underlying medical complications, such as, hypothyroidism, hypophosphatsia, etc., then I would not be too concerned about losing the teeth. If there were many teeth, including molars that are getting loose, then further investigations would be indicated.
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