Teeth play a vital role in breaking down the food in our mouth in preparation for swallowing, also, it is essential in speech, and correct pronunciation. Normally, we have two sets of teeth in the span of our lifetime, it is what we know as the primary (deciduous) teeth and the permanent teeth. At the age of Six years old, we will start to lose our deciduous teeth and will be replaced by permanent teeth. However, if the permanent teeth started to erupt while our primary teeth are still present or when the primary teeth never falls out and were never replaced by the permanents ones, it is considered as the retained deciduous teeth. This condition can result to mild to severe dental issues. But this can be prevented when you visit Dentisty on Solent’s clinic in Bella Vista as they have ways to get it treated for you.
There are various reasons why retained deciduous teeth occur up to adulthood:
1.The root portion that holds the deciduous teeth never dissolves – in order for the deciduous teeth to fall out, the crown root of the deciduous teeth should be dissolved. If the resorption of the crown is incomplete or does not occur, the baby teeth will not likely to fall out and be replaced.
2.The primary teeth are misaligned – if the primary teeth had misalignment inside and stuck in the bone of our mouth, the fall-out of the deciduous teeth may be delayed.
3.When the primary teeth that should replace the deciduous teeth are missing – presence of a rare condition that affects the 6.8 of the population, called tooth agenesis, wherein some permanent teeth are not present to push the primary teeth out that may cause them not to fall out.
4.The deciduous teeth are directly fused with the supporting bone – when the supporting periodontal fibers are absent and the primary teeth are fused with the bone underneath, the deciduous teeth will most likely retained its place inside the mouth.
5.Injuries, infections, and genetics – all play a role in the causes why there is a missing or an undeveloped primary teeth inside the mouth.
The effects of retained deciduous teeth can vary from mild to severe dental issues. Fortunately, there are different dental procedures that help in aligning the teeth to how they normally aligned inside the mouth. It is best to see a professional orthodontist to check and evaluate the severity of the retained deciduous teeth and plan what is the best medical procedures to do to avoid any infections and problems that may occur in the future.