Baby Teeth Haven’t Fallen Out By 16 Years Of Age?

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I want to ask, I am 16 years old and I still have baby teeth, if I remove these baby teeth will they grow back? r nThank you

1 Answer:

Hello Melisa,


Human teeth in general include milk teeth and permanent teeth. There are 20 baby teeth, namely 8 incisors, 4 canines, and 8 front molars. After the baby teeth are removed or lost, they will be replaced with permanent teeth. The number of permanent teeth is 32, namely 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 front molars, and 12 rear molars. All back molars are fixed teeth.


Which tooth do you mean? If it is true that the teeth are still milk teeth (incisors, canines, and premolars), permanent teeth will generally replace them. However, if the teeth are not milk teeth, or the teeth you mean are back molars, then if the tooth falls out no other teeth will grow to replace it.


To ascertain whether there are candidates for permanent teeth, you can consult directly with the dentist. The dentist will examine the condition of your teeth and mouth and perform a panoramic x-ray to confirm that there are potential permanent teeth. The dentist will also assess whether the tooth needs to be extracted or left alone.


The following articles are related to the topic of your question:


Tooth anatomy


Thank you and hope it helps,


dr. Devika Y

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