Tooth Eruption

The process through which a tooth moves up from inside the gums and jawbones, and appears inside the mouth is called tooth eruption. The first tooth erupts around 4 to 6 months, and the last tooth between 19 to 21 years of age. Generally, a total of 20 milk teeth and 32 permanent teeth erupt.

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My wisdom tooth has not erupted yet. Can I get my last tooth removed to provide access to its eruption?

Query: Hello doctor, My wisdom tooth has not erupted yet but I think it will erupt soon. So, can I get my last decayed tooth extracted to provide space for the wisdom tooth to erupt normally? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest if you have a problem with your last tooth then only go for extraction, and not just for the wisdom tooth to come out easily. Moreover, wisdom teeth do not pop up in one go. It takes many years even for p...  Read Full »

How to cure my wisdom teeth-associated gum pain?

Query: Hello doctor, The gums where my wisdom tooth is present is in pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What is your age? Wisdom tooth gets erupted in ages between 19 to 30. They put eruption pressure after every three weeks or so. If its position is not vertical or they are tilted or are impacted in bone, they start causing severe pain. For it the first line of treatment...  Read Full »

How to manage the pain caused due to wisdom tooth eruption?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having major pain in the back bottom right side of my mouth where my wisdom tooth is pushing in. I can see the wisdom tooth. What can I do for pain since the earliest my dentist can see me is in a week?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question I can understand your concern. You need to use Hydrogen peroxidase 3% mouth wash. Make sure the concentration must not be more than that. You can also use antibiotics only after consulting your dentist. You can also provide further det...  Read Full »

Why is my tooth paining and growing in an abnormal position?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth are all over the place and I have wanted a brace for years but the dentists keep telling me I need to wait till my teeth fall out as they will not put me to sleep to take them all out but they have not even noticed that I have a tooth which grows out of the gum to separate wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Usually, by 13 years of age, all milk teeth should have fallen out. If not, then you can ask them to be removed. Also, as the permanent canines are growing out from sideways you can ask your dentist to remove the milk tooth directly below it as soon as possible to allow...  Read Full »

A 7-year-old child lost two front teeth 18 months ago. When will they erupt?

Query: Hello doctor, My 7-year-old daughter lost her two front teeth well over 18 months ago. They have no signs of coming in still. Is there a problem? Should I get a check up done? Please advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Normally it should have started erupting as seven to eight years is the average age and 7 to 12 months is the average eruption time after tooth falls. In case your girl is malnourished or low in weight or there is any other systemic condition associated, the situation m...  Read Full »

How to treat swollen gum near the molar?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I have got a swelling in gums near the area of wisdom tooth for the past three days. Now, it is paining a lot. Please prescribe any medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read through your complaint and the relevant details. The swelling of the gums is because of the infection around the erupting wisdom tooth. Also, there will be clogged food particles within the gums in that region. To get rid of the pain, I suggest tablet Ketor...  Read Full »

What is the cause of my son's face swelling, allergy or teething?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 17 months old. He has a swollen upper lip on the inside of his mouth. It is not pus filled, just swollen. Both cheeks are puffed up because of the swelling. The swelling started overnight. Also, he has a fever. One side of the molar came out. Is this because of teething or an al...  Read Full »

Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Swelling of upper lip, puffiness of cheeks and sudden onset of fever suggest more like an allergic reaction (angioedema). I will be glad if I have the following information. Have you noted any breathing difficulty or noisy breathing and any skin rashes? Did...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for swelling in the wisdom tooth and painful growth in the cheeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a swelling in my wisdom tooth for the past three to four days. And, when I took a photo, I saw a pimple on the inner side of my cheeks that hurts. Also, the pimple is painful when I eat something. Can you please suggest me what to do now? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I saw the attachment. Your wisdom teeth have already erupted and are in bad condition. It looks badly carious or fractured (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I suggest you to get an X-ray do...  Read Full »

I have pain in one of my erupting wisdom teeth. Can it get infected?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two wisdom teeth erupting, and I am worried one of them is getting infected on the left side. I am also worried that I might be getting a cavity under the cap of the molar teeth. And I feel that they have to be taken out, as they are 5 to 6 years old. I have attached a photo of the...  Read Full »

Dr. Agrawal Nishaben Ashokkumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query, and I can understand your concern. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Lower left wisdom tooth is out of the arch means erupting buccally. It would have been better if you had attached the X-rays too, but ...  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 the p...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi M

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 to erupt. As the ...  Read Full »

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