We took Laurin to the orthodontist yesterday and brought along the panoramic x-ray the dentist took. The orthodontist, Dr. Stowers, recommended that she have 4 baby teeth pulled. The permanent teeth are not coming in right underneath them, so the baby teeth aren't being pushed out. That would explain why she hasn't lost any teeth for a year. Dr. Stowers also said that the permanent teeth are pushing on the roots of her front few teeth and could cause "catastrophic root damage" to the other teeth.
Laurin was all calm about this news, while I was hyperventilating. I am a severe dentaphobe and the idea of having teeth pulled is like having teeth pulled, ha ha.