Did you know a child may be born with teeth? Read the article to know about the eruption age and sequence of milk and permanent teeth.
Milk teeth: There are 20 teeth present in the deciduous/primary dentition i.e, 10 in the upper jaw and 10 in the lower jaw.
Permanent teeth: There are 32 teeth present in the permanent dentition i.e, 16 in the upper jaw and 16 in the lower jaw.
There are 32 permanent teeth in adults which replace the 20 primary teeth. Primary teeth exfoliation leads to the eruption of permanent teeth. The deciduous central incisors, lateral incisors and canine are replaced by permanent central incisors, lateral incisors and canine respectively. The deciduous first molars and second molars are replaced by permanent first premolars and second premolars respectively. In addition to these, permanent first, second and third molars also erupt.
The permanent teeth loss occurs due to periodontal disease, bone loss, pathological conditions, extraction of grossly decayed tooth, for orthodontic treatment, fractured tooth, etc.
Your child's milk teeth eruption should start by the age of 5-6 months. If the teeth do not erupt even by the age of 12 months, consult a dentist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dentist
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10 Oct 2019 - 2 min read
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