A 31-year-old member asked:
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why hasn't my permanent tooth erupted yet?

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Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Is it Present?: I see you are 31 years old. Can you see the tooth at all? If not, you might have been born without it. Have a dental xray taken. If you can see it, see an orthodontist for a treatment plan. They may be able to bring it in to correct position.
Answered on Nov 23, 2013
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Dr. Jason Clark
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Consult Dentist: If you are concerned about an unerupted permanent tooth you should see a dentist for an evaluation. You will need x-rays for a full evaluation. We may never know the reason why the tooth did not erupt but it should be evaluated for potential problems and may need to be removed.
Answered on Feb 9, 2017
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Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Difficult: Difficult to answer without some more information. Sometimes teeth will be impacted due to insufficient space. In ome cases there may be no permanent tooth under the baby tooth. See a dentist to evaluate.
Answered on Mar 22, 2015
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Dr. Ronald Hsu
17 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Blocked or not made: Hi, there are two possibilities. (1) they were formed but got trapped for some reason and could not come in the mouth. (2) they were never made to begin with. A panoramic x-ray will provide clues.
Answered on Dec 2, 2015

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