After that, other teeth slowly begin to fill in, usually in pairs -- one each side of the upper or lower jaw -- until all 20 teeth (10 in the upper jaw and 10 in the lower jaw) have come in by the time the child is 2 ½ to 3 years old. The complete set of primary teeth is in the mouth from the age of 2 ½ to 3 years of age to 6 to 7 years of age.
If the tooth is lost due to fracture or decay, this premature loss could mean that it will take longer for the adult tooth to come in. In rare cases, other baby teeth or permanent teeth might interfere with the desired adult tooth’s ability to break through the gums. If this is suspected, an x-ray can confirm the problem.
To help, you can use a permanent teeth chart to keep track of which adult teeth come in and when. When a child's teeth start growing can vary, but they generally erupt in the same order for everyone. Using a Permanent Teeththe Chart. A permanent teeth chart can help you and your child keep track of his progress while having a bit of fun.
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