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While the front baby teeth will be shed for adult teeth between six and eight years of age, but the back teeth (canines and baby molars) aren’t replaced until age 10-13. The first adult molar grows at the very back of the mouth when you are six, but it has no baby precursor.
There are many reasons that could make the removal of a baby tooth the best option. The most common reason is that the tooth has simply deteriorated beyond repair. If this has occurred, keeping the baby tooth may cause ongoing pain or infection, it may damage the developing adult tooth, and may force the adult teeth into the wrong position. Badly broken down baby teeth often fail to fall out normally. The early loss of a baby tooth means that it can no longer do its job of chewing and guiding adult teeth into their normal position, increasing the likelihood that orthodontic treatment with “braces” will be needed later. We will always try to carry out dental restorations at the earliest opportunity to minimize the need for early extractions.
Sometimes, however, specific baby teeth are removed to help other teeth to grow into a better position.