WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF RESTORING BABY TEETH?
Many of the same factors that create cavities in adult teeth affect your child’s primary or baby teeth. Natural and artificial sugars, plaque bacteria, and acidic meals and beverages can weaken the enamel surface and cause decay. Millions of children clench and grind their teeth, causing the chewing surfaces to wear down and the teeth to shorten.
Tooth Decay Prevention
The prevention of children’s tooth decay will be emphasized throughout your visits with your pediatric dentist. Despite these attempts, teeth can be destroyed by decay, excessive wear, or accidental impact. It may be required to repair the baby teeth in some cases, depending on your dentist’s suggestion.
Placing fillings, performing a root canal, or placing a crown on teeth that will someday fall out can be difficult to grasp. It’s critical to remember that each baby tooth plays a critical function, and every effort should be taken to save each one.
Infection is a cavity or an abscess. In the same way that you would want to get rid of an illness in your child’s body, you should get rid of a tooth infection as well. These infections can spread to neighboring teeth or enter your child’s bloodstream if left untreated, creating long-term health risks.
Primary teeth also help to preserve bone and the space where a new adult tooth will eventually be placed. Your youngster may lose the space needed to fit the new tooth if a baby tooth is lost too soon. This shift in alignment can cause orthodontic and cosmetic issues in the permanent teeth, including crowding, overlapping, and inappropriate spacing.
A damaged baby tooth can cause discomfort in the same way as a damaged adult tooth does. It can affect not just your child’s mood, but also his or her ability to eat and communicate effectively. Your child’s self-confidence may be harmed by an unsightly or discolored tooth that prevents them from smiling or speaking openly.
Your pediatric dentist can advise you on how to save a baby tooth while also protecting your child’s health. Contact our office today to set up an appointment and learn more.