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Pediatric Dentistry FAQ Ask The Dentist Corinne Scalzitti Question:
Baby Teeth not falling: My son is 8 years old and he still has baby teeth.

Is it normal at this age that he doesn't have any permanent teeth? ...Visitor from Malta

Answer:
It is not normal for an 8-year old to not have any permanent teeth, but it could be that he has delayed eruption problems.

The thing you need to do is have x-rays taken to see if the permanent teeth are present. I would suggest seeing a dentist for x-rays and then proceed from there.

Corinne Scalzitti, DMD, MAGD

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