It is very important for the clinician to be aware of the teeth eruption dates. Not only for the primary but also for the permanent teeth. In this way the diagnosis of the supernumerary tooth will be easier to place. The eruption dates can vary and depend on hereditary factors but there are certain periods in which the tooth eruption is considered as premature or delayed eruption. The baby teeth chart will help you orientate about the normal eruption dates. The presence of these conditions should alert the dentist to a potential problem.
Assessment of the oral soft tissues and dental check-up must be executed. After the assessment the dentist should write down all the information received during the intra-oral examination. The following factors should be included in the dental charting