All you want to ask the dental pediatrician
Today I'm going to write about a topic that it is very common to talk in the consultation especially with mothers who are in infancy or adolescence I'll talk a little about the sequence
of appearance of teeth in mouth better known this topic in the medical field as chronology
of the dental eruption. I hope it is to your liking and your interest, welcome to the world of orthodontics. We start from the fact that there are two groups of teeth
On one side are the permanent teeth Adult teeth On the other hand, the children's teeth.
The total number of permanent teeth is 32 8 on each side And the children's teeth are 20 in total 10
up 10 down 5 on each side ok The first tooth to erupt normally in the infantile dentition is the lower incisor approximately as at about 6 months old age And the last erupting is the second molar
Between that time the rest of the other baby teeth erupt.
How long do these children's teeth last in the mouth ? approximately a period of 6 to 6 years
12 years old the first tooth to be exfoliated or that is exchanged for adult teeth are the incisors and so on in the lower arch the incisors are normally always the incisors.
first to fall and molars are the last to be replaced.
Okay now here's something that seems to me to be of the utmost importance.
many times potatoes wait and assume that an infant tooth has mobility, loosens, falls out and erupts the permanent tooth This is true to a certain extent but there are
permanent teeth that do not need to change or replace children's teeth and this
is the particular case of the first molar because as you can see this permanent tooth
grows behind the last child's tooth then in many cases neither the child nor the
the parents realize that there is already an adult tooth in the mouth
without any of the children's teeth having fallen out or been replaced.
This usually happens at the age of 6 so this molar or this tooth is known as the 6 year old molar in both upper and lower teeth.
Then this becomes even more important when the child has hygiene problems.
when you have very deep advanced cavities and this tooth may have been affected at a very early age many times potatoes assume erroneously that like child teeth are going to fall out because they don't need much care But this is a completely incorrect perception in my opinion.
Given that a premature loss of one of those teeth will also bring problems in the eruption
or in the development of a permanent tooth in the future
One thing that tends to happen very commonly in the office is that the mother arrives worried that her son will not have a tooth knocked out and that her neighbor's daughter will have 3 teeth. What I can tell you mom dad is that you do not worry about that here is not to see who falls first teeth
what I recommend in exchange is what checks with a little more detail the chronology of eruption and especially those teeth that will erupt in the age that your child currently has. Other information you might find useful
is that in the girls the dental refill is a little more accelerated than in the boys ok also you could be useful is that the teeth of the same type from opposite sides erupt at about the same time
for example a central right incisor erupts practically the same as its homonym on the left side so if your time that a tooth already low and the companion so to speak has not gone down for a period greater than 4 months there if we could to be contemplating a possible cause for which that tooth has not come out. I hope you find this guide that we offer here at Dental Office useful.
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