Permanent Teeth

Permanent or adult teeth are the set of teeth that erupt after the milk or primary tooth fall. Humans have 32 permanent teeth, which includes eight incisors, four canines, eight premolars, and 12 molars. In kids, the first permanent tooth erupts around 6 years of age.

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Is it normal to still have baby teeth at 19?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old and all of my teeth are baby/milk teeth. Is there a chance that permanent teeth will grow for me?  Read Full »

Dr. Subha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, milk teeth start shedding at 6 years of age, followed by permanent teeth eruption. Permanent teeth gradually replace milk teeth and the entire replacement occurs within 14 years of age. Persistence of the milk teeth at 19 years requires attention. The a...  Read Full »

Kindly give your suggestion on the delayed tooth eruption of my 15-year-old son.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 15 years old. His milk teeth are not fallen out yet. Based on the x-ray report, the permanent teeth are below the milk teeth. Hence, we are getting extraction of milk teeth in phases and waiting for permanent teeth to erupt. However, it had been more than a month, and t...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the x-ray that you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Certain people will have delayed eruptions. So do not worry. As the milk teeth are extracted, we can wait for another two weeks for the permanent teeth t...  Read Full »

I have milk teeth at 20 years. Will permanent teeth erupt on removing them?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. My milk teeth or primary teeth did not fall still. Those teeth are a little bit shaky now. If I get it removed, will I get new permanent teeth?  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi,Welcome to milk teeth till the age of 20 years must have caused misalignment and impaction of your permanent teeth.First of all, you should get a panoramic x-ray done to check whether the permanent teeth buds are present under the milk teeth. If yes, then it has to be ...  Read Full »

How to fix broken front two teeth in a 6-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor,My 6 year old daughter fell and broke her two front teeth. Please check the photos. I am on my way to a physician, and the blood is almost stopped. But, I want to know your opinion of the situation. Is it dangerous?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have to get her to a dentist. To remove the dangling milk tooth and stitch the area if laceration is present. Apply ice over the area of trauma. It does not seem to be much problem as the tooth appears to be a milk tooth and thus even if it goes, the next teeth wi...  Read Full »

My 3.5-year-old daughter has a new tooth erupting behind her molars. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3.5 year old daughter, has all 20 teeth. She recently got sick with four days of fever. Then, she suddenly said that her teeth hurt. She does not seem to have intense pain, and is happy and playing. But, when I asked her to point to where it hurt, she pointed on both side at the back o...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to An extra set of teeth or supernumerary teeth in toddlers is a rare finding, with less than 1% occurrence. And, that too near the molar is very rare. It can be a rare case of deciduous supernumerary teeth or an early eruption of a permanent molar tooth. Although it is t...  Read Full »

Will the tooth come back if a 1.5-year-old baby loses her tooth?

Query: Hi doctor,My baby is one and a half years old. While playing, she fell down and she lost her upper front tooth from the root. Is it possible for her to have that tooth again?   Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and it is painful to see a baby with pain. Do not be worried. As it is a primary tooth, you can have a permanent tooth by the age of seven years. Kindly be patient. If possible, you can upload an image of the area to see whether any ot...  Read Full »

My 13 year old pulled out a tooth that was hurting. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,My 13 year old said this tooth was hurting him when he bit down in class. So, he just painfully pulled it out. He is really concerned because the tooth has a root on it. It is the second one from the back on the top right side.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through the complaint and the relevant details. Considering the age of your son, I am pretty sure it is the milk tooth that he has forcefully pulled out. Ask him if the tooth was loose and that he was not able to chew food properly on that side. Do not worr...  Read Full »

What is a zig-zag pattern in the top of the newly erupted permanent tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 7 year old. She has one permanent teeth with zigzag snap on the top and now the second teeth are like the same. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Hardika Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you send me a picture so as to gain more clarity so that I can guide you better?  Read Full »

Due to delay in shedding of milk teeth, permanent teeth are growing inward. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 6.5 years old. Two of her front teeth are shaky but not falling off but I see the new is growing because of space the old one occupying, new one growing is not aligned. It looks like it is growing little inward and cross.  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and also seen the image attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As a specialist it is quite fine, she is on the safer side as no such visible misalignment once the permanent tooth erupts fully. As you mentioned and also vi...  Read Full »

What is the difference between milk teeth and permanent teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 10 years old. I do not have my second premolar in the upper side, I only have the first premolar. It has been like this for my whole life. My bottom first premolar teeth are getting loose, and my upper first premolar teeth have fallen down. Is this normal for a 10-year-old? What ...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have got some interesting questions here. Firstly, during our baby dentition stage, we have two incisors, one canine, and two molars (on each side). 10 teeth on each jaw, a total of 20 teeth. Premolars come into play only during the adult dentition stage. And...  Read Full »

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