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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I have a painful wisdom tooth. Should I wait for it to erupt?

Query: Hi doctor,  I am experiencing pain because of my erupting wisdom tooth. It is very painful. I have to take medicines to be alright. After two weeks, the pain got subsided, but my wisdom tooth did not erupt. In the place of my wisdom tooth and the tooth beside it, there is a persistent swelling...  Read Full »


Dr. Gagan Khanna

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The erupting wisdom tooth causes pain because it does not have the space to erupt completely and gets impacted. It is at an angle to the adjacent tooth rather than being vertical causing an accumulation of the food, leading to bacterial growth and swelling. The painkiller...  Read Full »

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