Q. Is it concerning if the milk teeth has not fallen until 15 years of age?

Answered by
Dr. Rakshana Devi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 30, 2021

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 permanent teeth had not erupted yet. Kindly give your suggestion for the next steps.

Thank you.



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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 permanent teeth are present below the milk teeth, the eruption of permanent teeth will surely happen.

Kindly consult a general doctor, and get an opinion regarding his growth. And it will help if he takes vitamin supplements and a high calcium diet.

Thank you.

Hello doctor,

Thanks for your response.

The dentist here has suggested laser treatment on gums for the eruption of permanent teeth. We would like to have your opinion on this.

Thank you.



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Mucosal tearing with laser is the best treatment option for delayed eruption. And in laser treatment, there will not be any pain. This is the main advantage of laser treatment.

So do not worry. You can do laser if needed.

Kindly send me a clinical oral picture of your son.


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