Treating Molar Teeth With Cavities?
I want to ask, I am over 17 years old, my molars have holes, if I pull it out, can it grow anymore?
Hello Ruspita, thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com.
Normally, human teeth are divided into 2 types, namely milk teeth and permanent teeth. Milk teeth are teeth that first grow as babies, where these teeth at a certain age (generally from the age of 6-12 years) will begin to fall off and will be replaced by permanent teeth.
Permanent teeth themselves are teeth that grow instead of baby teeth, and are permanent teeth, which means that if these permanent teeth are removed or removed, they will not be replaced by other teeth.
The molars themselves are divided into 3 pieces (each top down, left and right which means totaled to 12 pieces) where each tooth has its own time to release and grow. First and second molars normally will be replaced by permanent teeth at the age of 9-12 years, while the last molars (wisdom teeth) will immediately grow into permanent teeth at around 17-21 years.
For your case and looking at your current age, chances are, your molars are currently permanent molars, which if extracted, will not be replaced with other teeth. However, to determine whether your teeth are permanent teeth or not and whether your teeth should be removed or not, it is highly recommended that you check the condition of your teeth further to the dentist to get the right treatment.
I hope this helps.