The misconception most parents have about baby teeth is that they eventually fall out and are not important. Baby teeth are inside the gums from birth and grow and come out over time. Milk teeth play an important role in a child’s eating, speaking and appearance. Care and maintenance of milk teeth is of particular importance for the growth and placement of permanent teeth. In case of not taking proper care of baby teeth, many complications may occur such as damage to permanent teeth or toothache. Milk teeth may suffer from decay, infection or damage. In the meantime, the question that arises for parents is whether the extraction of milk teeth should be done early or not? Stay with us to answer this question…
In some cases and due to the diagnosis of a pediatric dentist, a baby tooth is extracted:
As mentioned, the existence of milk teeth is especially important in the growth of permanent teeth. Especially baby molars. If the extraction of a baby tooth occurs at a younger age, the permanent teeth cannot grow in their proper place. For this reason, they occupy the space of teeth that have not reached their growth time and block the path of tooth growth. In this situation, in order to prevent the empty space of the extracted tooth from being occupied, the pediatric dentist uses the space retainer as a suitable treatment. The children’s tooth holder space prevents the teeth from getting messy and untidy.
The pediatric dentist fills the tooth after the restoration to prevent the increase in caries and to protect the baby tooth.
In some other cases, metal veneers are used to restore teeth. Dental crown treatment protects baby teeth until permanent teeth grow. If the decay has reached the center of the tooth and the location of the nerves and blood vessels, the pediatric dentist uses pulpotomy treatment to remove the decay and denervation of the baby tooth. If the tooth gets infected and abscessed, the pediatric dentist will extract the baby tooth to treat the abscess and then use a space retainer. The holding space is specially made after molding for the child’s mouth.
At first, the extraction of milk teeth may have a feeling of concern on the part of the parents. Extracting baby teeth is easier than extracting adult teeth. First, the pediatric dentist examines the root and anatomy of the tooth by examining the radiograph and extracts the tooth by injecting anesthesia.
In situations where permanent teeth grow quickly or a baby tooth infection occurs, a baby tooth extraction should be done with the diagnosis of a pediatric dentist. The child should not be allowed to manipulate the blood clot created by manipulating the wound site and prevent it from forming in order to repair the tooth gap. Otherwise, the created cavity remains empty and the bone is exposed to air.