Should My Child Have Multiple Loose Teeth at the Same Time?

Should My Child Have Multiple Loose Teeth at the Same Time?

Kids usually start to lose their baby teeth during first grade (although this may vary depending on how old a child is when starting school). After that, your child may seem to lose one tooth at a time for several years until all of his or her baby teeth are gone and permanent teeth have grown in. But can your child ever have more than one loose tooth at a time?

When Do Baby Teeth Get Loose?

Since a child’s front teeth generally fall out in the order they grew in, most of the time they get loose one at a time. However, canines and molars often loosen close together. Since all of these teeth usually fall out between ages 10 and 12, it’s not uncommon for multiple teeth to be loose at once.

When Should I Worry?

There are times when a baby tooth falls out prematurely due to injury or an infection in the tooth. When this occurs, it may lead to impaction of permanent teeth or crooked permanent teeth that may later require orthodontics. This is because baby teeth are placeholders for adult teeth. If you believe your child has lost a baby tooth prematurely, you should schedule an appointment with your pediatric dentist immediately.

Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy

At BRSH+FLSS Pediatric Dentistry, we focus on preventative measures that help your children to have a smooth transition from baby teeth to adult teeth. This smooth transition can lead to healthier, straighter permanent teeth. To schedule an appointment for your child with one of our board-certified pediatric dentists, call us today at 619-741-1500.