Permanent Teeth

By  on September 15, 2011

The facts: 

The first permanent teeth to erupt are the first permanent molars, often called six-year molars, since this is the approximate age when they appear. They almost always erupt without any symptoms.

These are permanent teeth and will not be replaced, so great care must be taken to immediately include them in regular and routine oral hygiene procedures.

The baby teeth are replaced by their permanent successors as shown in the chart. Sometimes the wisdom teeth may not develop, or they may not erupt because there is not enough room for them in the jaw. If this is the case, these teeth are often extracted.

Memo: The cutting surfaces of both upper and lower front teeth are slightly scalloped. These indentations wear away and disappear within a few years.

September 15, 2011

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