Permanent Teeth In Children: What To Expect?

May 30, 2024

The emergence of permanent teeth in children is a significant turning point that every parent longs for. The first decade of your children’s life is marked by losing and getting teeth. So, it is important to know what to expect from the procedure and how you can prepare them for it in order to protect your child’s teeth.

Losing Baby Teeth

Most children begin to lose their baby teeth between the ages of four and six. These normally fall out in the same sequence that they came in: the incisors, or bottom two front teeth, usually become lost first.

The “six-year molars” are the first to erupt; typically, they do so after the loss of the lower two front teeth. From this point on, your children’s teeth continue to grow. It is typical for children to have 28 permanent teeth by the time they are 13 years old and wisdom teeth between the ages of 17 and 21.

What to Expect with the Emergence of Permanent Teeth in Children?

Fortunately, the discomfort associated with the development of baby teeth normally disappears as permanent teeth erupt; however, tooth eruption does sometimes cause pain. For example, molars can give some children headaches. It’s completely normal for your child to experience the following things when they start growing their permanent teeth:

  • Headaches
  • Cheek biting
  • Jaw pain
  • Swelling
  • Fever

Ease your child’s pain by gently massaging their gums with a damp toothbrush, swishing warm water, and providing them with soft foods and beverages.

What Factors Can Affect the Teeth Loss and Permanent Teeth Arrival in My Child?

When your children’s teeth fall out, dental trauma (such as a tumble that knocks a tooth), tooth rot, and cavities can have an impact. Make sure to prevent childhood decay and avoid losing a tooth too soon since this will delay the emergence of permanent teeth in children.

If a child loses a tooth before it should because of an accident or severe decay, a neighboring permanent tooth may attempt to replace the space on the jawline, resulting in crowded or crooked teeth. Remember that thumb-sucking can result in the misalignment of your children’s teeth and jaw.

Importance of Dental Care

Focusing on dental hygiene becomes more important when your child’s permanent teeth erupts. Take care of your youngster’s oral health before they require any expensive dental care in the future due to tooth decay or any other infection. Their permanent teeth will need to be removed if the damage is too great. If you don’t know how to get your kids to take care of their teeth, see a dentist and explain to them why it is important for kids to get dental checkups.

Final Thoughts!

Teething is a difficult topic for parents but thankfully there are less drama and pain involved in the arrival of permanent teeth in children than the loss of baby ones. Make your child understand the importance of dental checkups and get your kids to take care of their teeth.

If you still have questions about your child’s adult teeth, visit us at Spring Cypress Dental and discuss any query you may have for your children’s oral health. Call us at (281) 256-3222.


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