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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

Why is my tooth or gums bleeding and paining for more than a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 14-years-old. I really never cared much about brushing my teeth, and it has been a while since I have not brushed them. I woke up one day, and it felt like the right side of my gum was hurting, and I went to brush my teeth because I figured maybe it was a tooth growing in or somethi...  Read Full »


Dr. Shraddha Suryavanshi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you said, you are 14 years old, and at this age, it is very common to have bleeding gums. There could be two reasons as you are getting new teeth and another one you are attaining puberty. When you attain puberty, there will be a hormonal imbalance inside the body, l...  Read Full »

My daughter's canine did not erupt after three years of extraction. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter got her canine tooth pulled when she was around 10 and it has been three years. The tooth has not come down yet, but she can feel it from the front of the gums, but not the bottom. She got braces in before a year and we asked our orthodontist about it. He has been putting on a...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The timeline, the treatment plan sounds right. The space created seems much more. It is normal to create a little more space than the actual size of the tooth, to allow the tooth to come down easier and usually when spring is removed there is a fast relapse of the space ...  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

General Practitioner, Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 this happen...  Read Full »

Can I wait a week before I go to the dentist for an impacted wisdom tooth?

Query: If i have an impacted wisdom tooth can I wait a week before going to a dentist? I’m 16 and there’s pain every so often but it isn’t unbearable. no wisdom teeth ever being removed or anything, my dentist told me last year that I would need them removed at some point in the future. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist - I went through your query and attached image , Am very sorry for the discomfort. As a Specialist am here to help you. The image depicts inflammation due to errupting Third molar in lower jaw but the whitist area looks like an Ulcer due to trauma ...  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. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 Ketorol DT (K...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to soothe jaw and throat pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lump on the back side of lower gums. It is only on the left side. It is causing ridiculous amounts of pain when chewing and swallowing. It is causing discomfort down the side of my jaw and throat. Also, I have some swelling on that side. I have an appointment with my dentist. But...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By your description, it seems to be pericoronitis that is an infection caused just above the area where your wisdom tooth is erupting. This happens due to the pocket formed at the corner of the mouth where liquid and food debris get seep into the erupting site and caus...  Read Full »

Baby has painful swollen gums. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby daughter is 2 years 5 months old. Weight is 12 kg. Her molar teeth is coming on both left and right side. She is have swollen gum. She is suffering from pain. She always show her finger towards teeth. Also her mouth is also giving very bad smell. Please suggest some medicine ...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly answer the following questions for a better understanding. Is she having fever as well, if yes how severe because it may probably be infected and may need an antibiotic course. This usually happens in children during tooth eruption, you can continue with PCM drop...  Read Full »

My daughter's incisors are yet to erupt though the milk teeth shedded before four months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is for my daughter who is 6 years and 7 months old. She lost her top primary incisor teeth (universal numbering -9) before four months. She still has not got the permanent teeth until now. She however, has lost the other three incisors and got the permanent teeth. Kind...  Read Full »


Dr. Paras Angrish

Dentist, Pedodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned your daughter is 6 years and 7 months old. Please confirm if she has lost all her upper primary teeth or lowers where the permanent teeth have come? Other thing is if all the upper four primary incisors are gone and three have come. Generally, we n...  Read Full »

Why is my gum swollen at the back?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a swollen gum at the back of my last tooth on my left side. It feels like a new teeth is coming up and the pain sometimes extends to ear also. I can remember that I got this pain few years back on my right side and it went away by itself. What should I do now? What is the reason...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It must be wisdom tooth eruption happening. As the tooth makes its place to come out, you are getting pain. Tooth breaks open through the gums, so there is swelling in the gum. Do lukewarm saline mouth rinse three to four times daily. If the pain is unbearab...  Read Full »

Can teething cause diarrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 6 months old. For the past couple of days, he is suffering from diarrhea (watery stools and green type stools) five to seven times a day. His gums are also hard and red, may be teething. Currently he is on antibiotics, multivitamins and some medicines for diarrhea. I would b...  Read Full »


Dr. Neeru Bharadwaj

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By reading your query, it is clear that the baby is suffering from diarrhea due to dentition only. I would advise you to stop antibiotics as it is not necessary to the baby now. Please give him homeopathic medicine Chamomilla 30c potency only two drops in little water ...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours
Chat with a Doctor

Chat with a Doctor

Starting @ just $29.99

Search for a Health Issue


 


Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.