Kannada sex articles
The first tooth to erupt in the entire dentition was the mandibular first molar (LM1), and the last tooth to erupt was the maxillary second molar (UM2).Further, polymorphisms were observed more frequently in the sequence of emergence of mandibular teeth as compared to maxillary teeth.The sequence of eruption was then derived using Probit regression model.The eruption sequence derived for the maxilla was M1 I1 I2 P1 C P2 M2 and M1 I1 I2 C P1 P2 M2 for the mandible.
The aim of the present study was to estimate the sequence of tooth eruption in children of the Dakshina Kannada region of Southern India and establish/determine the polymorphism in the eruption sequence.
The status of the eruption of permanent teeth can also be used as a tool in forensic dentistry.
The popularly used developmental chart given by Schour and Massler (sample population not discernible from their publication) gives the general favourable sequence of emergence for permanent dentition as M1, I1, I2, P1, P2, C, M2 and M3 for the permanent maxillary teeth, and M1, I1, I2, C, P1, P2, M2, and M3 for the mandibular permanent teeth (Ash 1996).
In most of the studies, the eruption of the mandibular teeth also occurs ahead of the maxillary teeth (Shaweesh 2012).
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the sequence of emergence of permanent teeth in children of Dakshina Kannada region of Southern India and compare our findings with those from other populations to identify the polymorphisms in eruption sequence.