Baby Teeth Don’t Fall Out Until The Age Of 19?
Hello doctor, I would like to ask if I am 19 years old but my teeth still have milk teeth so I have 2 cloves of teeth (like a hedge) I am very afraid to pull out these teeth, what is the solution? thank you
Hello Cantika Putri. Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Teeth are one of the organs that are very important for the digestive system which is useful for breaking down food into smaller parts, thereby facilitating the subsequent digestion process. There are 4 groups of teeth in humans, namely 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 small molars (front) and 12 large molars (back), so the total number of teeth in adults is 32 teeth.
Baby teeth are the first teeth that appear in children. When the baby is 6-8 months old baby teeth begin to grow and will grow completely when the child is about 2-3 years old. When the child begins to enter elementary school grade 1, which is at the age of about 6 years, the baby teeth begin to gradually fall out one by one which will be replaced with permanent or permanent teeth. The number of baby teeth in children is 20 teeth. Milk teeth can be classified as follows: 8 incisors, 4 canines and 8 molars.
There are indeed some cases where baby teeth do not fall out until adulthood which can be caused by various factors. From the information you provide it seems that your canines are still missing, however, to determine whether these canines are milk teeth or permanent teeth, examination by a dentist is required. For this reason, I recommend that you see a dentist so that a thorough examination can be done such as X-rays of the teeth to determine whether the canines are milk teeth or permanent teeth. After knowing the results, the doctor will determine the appropriate treatment based on the existing conditions. If the doctor takes a tooth extraction procedure, the doctor will first give you a local anesthetic, so that the tooth extraction process is not as scary as you might think.
I hope this information is helpful. Best regards, Dr. Shirly