At what age do milk teeth fall out

Changing teeth in children - from milk teeth to permanent teeth

During the change of teeth, the roots of the milk teeth slowly dissolve until the milk teeth fall out. Within a few weeks, the resulting gaps in the dentition are filled by the permanent teeth. Changing teeth is usually not painful. However, when a tooth takes something to fall out, it can get a little uncomfortable.

What problems and challenges can arise when changing teeth?

During the tooth change phase, various permanent teeth problems can arise. On the one hand, deciduous teeth that are lost too early can lead to misalignments and the early loss of incisors can lead to language development disorders. Wisdom teeth can make eruption more difficult because the gums become inflamed and pain occurs. If milk teeth do not want to fall out, a visit to the dentist is advisable. An X-ray is then used to check whether the permanent teeth are already in place and whether the root of the milk tooth is still there or not. If the root is still behind the tooth, it can block the change of teeth. If the permanent teeth are growing crooked, or if there are any tooth abnormalities, or if yellowish or brown stains are seen on the permanent teeth, a dentist should be contacted.

What can parents do to ensure a trouble-free change of teeth?

To ensure that your child can change their teeth without any problems, it is advisable to carry out regular check-ups during the change of teeth. Because only if possible complications are recognized early can negative consequences for the permanent teeth be avoided. In addition, the risk of tooth decay and inflammation of the gums should be prevented through good dental hygiene. However, this also applies to proper dental care before and after changing teeth. If you suspect problems, you should come straight to our practice.

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