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Specialized treatment of children’s impacted teeth

The existence of teeth and the health of milk teeth is one of the most important issues and should be examined by a pediatric dentist from childhood. The best way to grow teeth is if they are all aligned and healthy. One or more teeth may be hidden inside the jaw bone, and their presence causes disturbances in the growth of other teeth and the occurrence of jaw injuries and abnormalities in children. Through the opg photo, the dentist can determine if there is a hidden tooth in the jaw or not. In these cases, the question may arise for the parents, whether the hidden tooth should be kept or not, or whether the presence of the hidden tooth is dangerous? Continue to answer this question with us…

What is a hidden tooth?

Milk teeth grow in the mouth at the same time as the child grows, and this cycle continues until permanent teeth are replaced instead of milk teeth, and there will be no problem. The problem occurs when the permanent tooth does not come out of the jawbone when it is time to replace the baby tooth and remains in the jaw, in which case children’s impacted teeth occur.

In other situations, only the crown of the tooth may come out of the gum and the continuation of growth has stopped, which is also a sign of tooth impingement. A tooth hidden in the jaw will have complications and problems such as the decay of the adjacent teeth, damage to them, and disturbance in the growth process of other teeth.

Hidden teeth are divided into two types, which are as follows:

  • Tooth embedded in the gum: in this position, the crown of the tooth protrudes from the gum.
  • Tooth embedded in the jawbone: when the tooth remains in the jawbone.

What is the cause of children’s hidden teeth?

  • The placement of the tooth in an inappropriate position in the jaw, which also has abnormal growth in this position.
  • Tooth adhesion in the jaw bone
  • Crowding (cluttering of teeth) and not enough space between teeth
  • Abnormal growth of the root of the root tooth
  • Long-term remaining milk teeth in the mouth
  • Cleft palate
  • Early loss or extraction of a baby tooth, followed by not using a spacer between the teeth, in which case there will not be the necessary space for permanent tooth growth.

How is the treatment of children’s impacted teeth?

First of all, the condition of the teeth should be checked by a pediatric dentist according to the radiological photo of the tooth or OPG photo. A pediatric dentist uses different treatment methods to treat impacted teeth, depending on how the teeth are positioned. Implanted tooth surgery and tooth extraction are one of the treatment methods.

The dentist may suggest orthodontic treatment by an orthodontist to guide the tooth to the jaw arch. In the early detection of children’s impacted teeth, milk teeth may be extracted. All these steps and treatments are done with the approval and under the supervision of a pediatric dentist in Windsor.


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