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Retained Baby Teeth - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

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Summary about Retained Baby Teeth

Adult baby teeth, also referred to as retained baby teeth, are pretty common. The second molar is more likely to remain retained in people who have adult baby teeth. This is because it frequently lacks a permanent one growing behind it. Retained Baby Teeth are teeth that cannot erupt due to crowding by neighboring teeth, tooth malposition, or developmental disruptions.

Symptoms of Retained Baby Teeth

After reviewing the teeth on the below-mentioned factors, retained baby teeth can be identified.

  • Color: Baby teeth are frequently whiter than permanent teeth.
  • Rougher edges: Permanent teeth have a jagged bottom edge, whereas baby teeth have a smooth bottom edge. Mamelons are the jagged edges of new permanent teeth. Mamelons aid in the eruption of your child's permanent teeth by allowing them to break through the gums more easily.

Causes of Retained Baby Teeth

The causes for retained baby teeth are;

  • There is no adult tooth waiting in the wings is by far the most common cause of over-retained baby teeth.
  • The adult tooth's job is to help the baby tooth fall out by dissolving the baby tooth's roots as they form. Baby teeth may last into adulthood if this is not done.
  • There are no adult teeth to take their place.
  • Ankylosis
  • Pathology
  • Infection
  • Trauma
  • Permanent tooth misalignment
  • Genetics


Treatment may include:

  • Orthodontics and surgery
  • Extraction
  • Space closure
  • Replacement

Preventive Measures of Retained Baby Teeth

There are no certain preventive measures but what you may do is that;

  • Get your baby teeth checked by a dental professional regularly so that dental issues such as over-retained baby teeth can be identified as soon as possible. Treatment as soon as possible will undoubtedly improve the outcome. You may read more about detecting dental problems

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