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Do kittens' teeth fall out?

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Similarly to humans, kittens have a set of teeth that fall out and are replaced by permanent teeth. Kittens have temporary "primary" teeth that are replaced starting when the kitten is three or four months old.

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Kittens' primary teeth are replaced by permanent teeth. While the permanent teeth grow, kittens feel discomfort and an increased urge to chew. Occasionally, a primary tooth does not fall out before the permanent tooth grows into place. A veterinarian extracts the primary tooth while the kitten is under anesthesia. If the primary tooth is not extracted early enough, the permanent tooth remains in the incorrect position.

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