Q. How long will it take to remove the retained milk teeth?

Answered by
Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 15, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have two milk teeth in my mouth in the upper part. There are two adult teeth on top of that as visible from the x-ray. I wanted to know if I start the procedure now, how long it takes to pull the two adult teeth down and remove the baby teeth?



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There are retained teeth and impacted permanent canines (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As your age is concerned, it is a complicated procedure to move them orthodontically after extraction. Still, I think you consult an orthodontist that will decide the treatment plan. Usually, it will take one year or more to move them to the desired location after milk teeth are extracted, followed by the orthodontic procedure.

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Thank you doctor,

Would you suggest to go for the treatment or let them stay as it is? So far, I have not had any problem, but one of the teeth is becoming loose, and the other one adjacent to it is coming out a bit. So, need advice if it would be good to get the process done?



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Better is to contact orthodontist because with time, the milk teeth will loose, and you will end up with gaps in between teeth that will create esthetic difficulties.

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