How To Identify A Baby Tooth

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How To Identify A Baby Tooth
How To Identify A Baby Tooth

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Milk teeth are temporary. The first of them begin to erupt at 5-6 months, and by the age of three, all milk teeth are already in place. It is not difficult to distinguish them from permanent ones: they have certain characteristic features.

How to identify a baby tooth
How to identify a baby tooth


Step 1

One of the main differences between milk teeth is their color. The crowns of these teeth are milky-white, which is why they got their name.

Step 2

The width of the crowns of milk teeth is greater than their height. In the area of ​​the neck, the contour of the enamel ridge is clearly visible, it is especially well pronounced on the vestibular surface.

Step 3

The mineralization of hard tissues of milk teeth is lower than that of permanent teeth, which is why temporary teeth are more susceptible to a carious process, which can occur in acute forms (circular, bottle caries) or forms that are unusual for permanent teeth. An example of this is planar caries.

Step 4

The roots of milk teeth are shorter than those of permanent ones. In addition, their root system diverges widely in different directions (between the roots are the rudiments of permanent premolars).

Step 5

The milk teeth are located more vertically in relation to the alveolar arch than the permanent ones. This placement is understandable: behind the roots of the deciduous teeth are the rudiments of permanent premolars.

Step 6

The pulp cavity of milk teeth is large, but the roots and walls of the crown are thin. That is why pulpitis can occur with deep caries in temporary teeth.

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