Do you have children aged between six and 13 years of age? Then they’ve probably began losing their baby teeth. Although such permanent teeth eruption is risk free, it sometimes poses problems that require the intervention of a dentist. You can prevent oral issues by visiting CP Dental so you don’t have to worry so much about your kids’ dental health.
What Causes Permanent Teeth Eruption Problems?
Almost all permanent teeth eruption problems result when the spacing between the primary teeth changes, usually for two reasons – early primary tooth loss and early permanent tooth development.
In the case of tooth loss, the neighboring teeth move into the gap left by the missing tooth and block the path of the underlying permanent tooth. But in that of early growth, the underlying tooth forces its way up into a gap already occupied by a primary tooth.
Problems Associated with Permanent Teeth Eruption
As a result of improper tooth eruption, the following problems may arise:
•Over retention – the body takes too long to reabsorb the roots of the primary teeth, causing permanent to grow beside the primary ones. Crowding and cross-biting then follow.
•Unequal reabsorption – the body reabsorbs some roots and not others, causing crowding in some areas.
•Ankylosis – the root of the permanent tooth fuses with the bone, leaving submersed permanent teeth.
•No diastema – crowding of teeth often leaves no space between the front central teeth.
•Overly large diastema – too few perment teeth leave a wide a space between the front teeth, causing tooth size discrepancy.
•Adontia – primary teeth fail to form, so permanent teeth never erupt.
•Hypodontia – primary teeth form partially. Permanent teeth may or may not erupt.
• Ectopic eruption – teeth erupt in the wrong location, including the palate.
Fixing Permanent Teeth Eruption Problems
Eruption problems are fixed in the following ways:
•Over retention and unequal reabsorption – mobile primary teeth in children under the age of eight are left to self-extract. Non-mobile ones are extracted.
•Ankylosis – fused primary teeth are extracted or build up into permanent teeth with a dental crown.
•Diastemas – crowns and veneer increase the size of small teeth. Surgical treatment reduces the size of the larger ones.
•Adontia and Hypodontia – dentures and implants replace the missing teeth.
•Ectopic Eruption – primary tooth is extracted. Permanent tooth is repositioned, using orthodontic appliances.
Despite being a natural, pain-free, and risk-free process, permanent teeth eruption can fail to occur as expected. However, the intervention of a dentist often rectifies any abnormalities.