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Timing of Permanent Teeth Eruption in Turkish Children

  • Bayrak S1,*,
  • Sen Tunc E2
  • Tuloglu N2
  • Acikgoz A3

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry. From the Faculty of Dentistry, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey

2,Department of Pediatric Dentistry

3,Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.37.2.8v072017534j0191 Vol.37,Issue 2,March 2013 pp.207-212

Published: 01 March 2013

*Corresponding Author(s): Bayrak S E-mail:


Objective: To identify the mean time of permanent teeth eruption in children aged 5-15 years in Samsun, Turkey. Study Design: A total of 1,491 children aged 5-15 years (Female: 773; Male: 718) were included in this study. Teeth were recorded as either “not erupted” or “erupted,” which was defined as having at least one cusp visible in the oral cavity. Differences between eruption times for males and females and for maxillary and mandibular teeth were analysed using independent t-tests. Results: Eruption tended to be earlier in females than in males, but this difference was significant only for maxillary and mandibular canines and mandibular first premolars (p<0.05). For both females and males, the first teeth to erupt were the central incisors and first molars, and the last to erupt were the second premolars, molars and canines. Mandibular incisors and canines erupted significantly earlier than their maxillary counterparts in both females and males (p<0.05). Conclusion: In comparison with other studies, eruption times of permanent first molars, central and lateral incisors were delayed by several months, whereas eruption times of other teeth were accelerated by several months. The findings regarding eruption times should be considered when planning dental treatment.


Eruption sequence; Permanent teeth; Tooth eruption

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Bayrak S,Sen Tunc E,Tuloglu N,Acikgoz A. Timing of Permanent Teeth Eruption in Turkish Children. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2013. 37(2);207-212.


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