Pediatric Dentistry

When Do Milk Teeth Fall Out?

Baby teeth erupt at 5-6 months of age and are completed at an average of 2.5 years. From the age of 6-7, they usually fall off gradually from the front teeth and leave their place to the permanent teeth coming from below. This process continues until the age of 10-11. It is recommended to have your child at the age of 7 examined by an orthodontist. The orthodontist will check whether the teeth have come out on time or if there is a problem such as narrowness of space, closure disorder, and will take early precautions, if any.


Milk teeth will fall out anyway, why should we have fillings?
Untreated milk tooth decay causes pain, bad smell, difficulty in chewing, malnutrition and ugly appearance. Untreated dental disorders in this period may cause tooth decay, disorder in jaw development and general health problems (from rheumatism to heart diseases) in the future. Therefore, caries in milk teeth should be treated without making the mistake of “new ones will replace it anyway”. Caries on milk teeth; It may cause the child to meet with pain at a very young age and to have some phobias in the future. In addition, these caries can cause the loss of milk teeth very early, and this prevents the milk teeth from being the eruption guide of the permanent teeth.


What should I do so that my child does not have fear of the dentist?
Children’s first dental examinations are very important to avoid fear of the dentist. The first examination must be done by a pediatric dentist. However, it is the safest method to treat extremely anxious and frightened children under general anesthesia or sedation, not coercion in the clinic.


My child has fallen, his tooth is broken or dislodged, what should I do?
Trauma-related dental injuries are common in preschool or school age. In cases where the tooth is broken, if possible, the broken piece should be found and put into the milk and a pediatric dentist should be consulted as soon as possible. In cases where the tooth is displaced, if possible, the tooth should be found and put into the milk and a pediatric dentist should be consulted as soon as possible.