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When Will My Child's First Tooth Erupt?

Written by
Dr. Nivedita Dalmia
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Jul 28, 2015 and last reviewed on Oct 10, 2019   -  2 min read


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.

When Will My Child's First Tooth Erupt?

How Many Teeth are Present Totally?

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.

Did You Know That a Child May Be Born with Teeth?

Signs and Symptoms During Milk Tooth Eruption

Deciduous Dentition Eruption Sequence

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.

Permanent Dentition Eruption Sequence

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 -->


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