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Pediatric Dentistry/Reappearance of teeth after initial fallout of milk teeth


"My grandson is 5years 10 months old.Milk teeth have fallen out 2 nos (cental upper incisior)first followed by 2nos central incisior(lower).But the problem is that upper ones are not reappearing at all,although more the 8 months have passed since the fallout.Kindly suggest some remedy."

Hi Kalyan,
Thanks for the query

Children start exchanging their front teeth between the ages of 6-8 years of age on average.  Upper central incisor erupt at age of 7-8 years usually. Your grandson is approximately 2 years far from that time period. Their can be a few reasons for delayed eruption of teeth like an extra tooth hindering in pathway, severe crowding, large permanent teeth, previous trauma to the mouth.  
I advise you to WAIT and WATCH only at present. This is a common thing. However, you may go for an X-ray of the area to know and ensure that normal development of teeth is going on.  

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