My sons teeth are falling out rapidly, should I be worried?

Hi my son is 8 years old. He’s austistic and non verbal. Lately he’s been having a lot of his teeth falling out especially the top ones closer to the back. He had dental surgery two year ago where caps were placed on a couple of them. But now it seems as if all of them are falling out, rapidly. His third/fourth tooth in maybe the past month or so should I be concerned???

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Answer: Losing baby teeth

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Your son is at an age where he will be losing baby teeth and his adult teeth will be erupting.  If the caps are falling out, you should have the dentist recement them if necessary.  If it's the entire tooth coming out, then it should be a primary tooth making way for the adult tooth to erupt.  He shouldn't be losing many molars (back teeth) at this point, but should have lost most of his front teeth by now.  Sometimes boys teeth are slower to exfoliate, therefore when they do, it seems like they are all coming out at once.  As long as his permanent teeth are erupting where the primary tooth came out, there is no reason to worry. Keep the teeth clean and check his teeth at night when he is done brushing so you are aware of any loose teeth.

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