Can Teeth Still Grow After Extraction?
I’m 17 years old, my lower molars have been perforated since I was little and have never been pulled out. What if I remove my molars will I grow new teeth or not? Thank you
Hello X Zale Erwin Zazu
Thank you for your question
During human life there will be two kinds of teeth that are formed, namely there are milk teeth and permanent teeth. Milk teeth are the first teeth to form at the beginning of human life (during toddlerhood) which will fall out at a certain time, and will be replaced by other teeth or permanent teeth. If these permanent teeth fall out, new teeth will not form. If indeed your perforated molars are milk teeth, then if they are extracted new teeth will form (permanent teeth) and conversely if your perforated molars are permanent teeth, then if they are removed new teeth will not form. To find out whether your perforated molars are milk teeth or permanent teeth, it must be examined by a dentist. So I suggest you to have your teeth checked at the dentist, so that the appropriate treatment can be done. Your perforated teeth can make it easier for infections to occur in the teeth and gum area, so they need to be treated properly and may have to be extracted to prevent repeated infections.
Hope this answer helps you.
dr. Aldy Valentino