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What the reasons are for late fall of baby tooth?

Children’s milk teeth fall out usually between the ages of 6 and 12, but if they fall out later than their appropriate time, orthodontic treatment may be used in adulthood to fix the disordered teeth.

The late fall of milk teeth can have various causes, including the following:

  1. Improper nutrition or lack of some vitamins.
  2. The jawbone may not have grown and enlarged sufficiently. In this situation, permanent tooth growth may be disturbed.
  3. Deviation and crookedness of the growth path of the permanent tooth causes the baby tooth to fall out late, the lack of growth of the permanent tooth in its proper direction causes the root of the baby tooth to not decay, and as a result, the baby tooth remains in its place.
  4. Teeth crowding disorder blocks the growth path of permanent teeth.
  5. The presence of some diseases can be the cause of the delay in the fall of milk teeth.
  6. In some situations, the root of the baby tooth may fuse with the surrounding jawbone, which prevents permanent teeth from growing.
  7. Hormonal factors
  8. Absence of permanent teeth due to congenital conditions.
  9. A condition where the root of a baby tooth is not fully developed, as a result, the root of the baby tooth does not decay and causes the baby tooth to fall out late.
  10. Another reason for the delay in the fall of milk teeth can be the coarseness of the teeth and the lack of enough space between them, which causes the milk teeth to get stuck between the permanent teeth.

Problems caused by late fall of milk teeth

The growth of a permanent tooth behind a baby tooth is one of the big problems in the late fall of a baby tooth, which is known as a shark tooth. In this case, as a result of the pressure, milk teeth will fall and natural teeth will grow in their natural place without any problems. But otherwise, the extraction of milk teeth should be done by a pediatric dentist to prevent orthodontic abnormalities.

When should you worry about late fall of baby teeth?

  1. If the baby tooth has not fallen out by the age of seven, you should see a doctor.
  2. If the child’s permanent teeth have grown abnormally.
  3. After the eruption of the big molars at the age of 12, there are still permanent teeth that have not erupted, but the baby teeth are still in place.
  4. Existence of severe pain around a healthy baby tooth that did not fall out at the right time.

An important point about late fall of milk teeth

Falling out of a baby tooth must have happened in adolescence and up to the age of 12. If the baby tooth does not fall out by the age of 12, see a pediatric dentist in Canada.


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