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My 10 year old son still has around 5 milk teeth left. Our

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My 10 year old son still has around 5 milk teeth left. Our dentist wishes to extract these although they are healthy. No x-rays have been taken. Is it neccassary to extract at this age? If not then at what age should extraction be carried out?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 4 years ago.

Most kids lose all their baby teeth around 12 or 13 years. The baby teeth fall off when there is a push from erupting underlying permanent tooth. I am happy that his baby teeth are healthy {no decay}. I would not rush for extraction unless there is associated pain or loosening of the teeth. You may wait for 2-3 years more and wait for the teeth to fall off on their own.

Wish him well.