What happens when a child’s permanent tooth, which is usually one of the stronger teeth, falls out? Why does this happen? What effect will it have on the child? How does this affect them psychologically? What can we do to prevent it? Below are some facts about what causes which teeth to fall out.
Baby teeth begin to fall out when your permanent teeth are coming in, which generally starts around 6 or seven years of age, and then the pattern is almost exactly the same as your baby’s teeth emerging. The way in which teeth fall out is quite an interesting process. Molars (the teeth in front of wisdom teeth) emerge first, followed by alveolar (the teeth behind the wisdom teeth). As your child’s permanent and wisdom teeth emerge, they will be pushed forward by new gum tissue. This is why your child may experience clicking, popping or grinding.
A new growth called a postmortem bone will grow from the base of the gum line and then extend onto the end of the alveolar. This bone will continue to grow, just like any other bone in your body. In fact, after your child reaches adolescent, the periodontal disease progresses and will cause a reduction in bone density. This means that the amount of bone that is available for the teeth that will emerge will be less.
The third stage involves the transition of the canine teeth to the upper and lower jaws. During the final stages of tooth emerging, the teeth will move towards the top and bottom of the mouth where they will attach to the jawbone. The number of teeth that will come out during this process is dependent on the size of the jaws as well as the length of the individual teeth. Larger jaws generally have more teeth that are able to come out during this process. You should be aware that when this occurs, you may find your child trying to bite into something which is difficult to chew.
Many children develop their own sets of baby teeth called enamel. This enamel is similar to the enamel, which is present in adult’s teeth and is often white. However, as a young baby, the enamel will not be as white as it will in an adult. Instead of having only eight teeth, a baby will typically have approximately ten to twelve baby teeth which are also referred to as puppy teeth.
The number of adult teeth, which fall out each day is more than twice as many as those which are seen in a healthy adult. As a result, when your child begins to fall out baby teeth at an early age, they are likely to continue to fall out over time. It is possible for many children to continue to eat until they reach the age that they have outgrown the puppy teeth and will begin to lose them. If your child is suffering from too many teeth to fall out, there are many options available which could help.
One of these options is to delay the emerging of baby teeth by allowing them to emerge at a later time. For some children this can be accomplished by waiting until they are a little older, which can be anywhere from a few months to several years after they first tooth emerges. For other children it may be necessary for them to go through extraction as they age, which will involve the removal of the existing tooth and the replacement of it with a smaller, stronger tooth which can then emerge. As your child ages, you can speak with your child’s dentist about the best way to address this issue.
In general, it will be easier for which teeth to fall out if you do not provide your young children with too much food which is hard to chew. This includes foods such as sweet potatoes, which can easily turn into teeth which need to be removed. The teeth which do emerge at a later time can appear in various colors depending on their color, which can often be nice and attractive. However, if they do appear in an unhealthy color it may be best to wait to treat them until they are older that will ensure they remain healthy.