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Treatment of milk (primary) teeth

Fighting to the end is worth for every temporary tooth. After all, they must perform a number of functions:

Chewing – the harmonious growth and development of the whole organism depends directly on the quality of nutrition. In order not to have problems with the bite in the future, all temporary teeth, which must chew solid food daily to stimulate jaw growth, must survive before the change of teeth. But how can a child eat when its teeth are sore?

Aesthetic (also psychological) – From an early age, children develop their personality and seek to be leaders in the circle of their friends. And caries of primary teeth becomes the reason of the child’s reluctance to communicate with peers. The baby is just starting to get shy about friends.

Phonetic – Early loss of teeth or incorrect positioning may distort some sounds, causing the baby to begin to complex.

The first signs of caries in children

The first alarm bell about the need for treatment of caries of primary teeth in the baby may be (initially) the appearance of small dark spots on the enamel. Over time, they will become darker and darker.

Interesting to know! Dark spots on the enamel of the tooth are evidence of a chronic process that is slower. White spots indicate that the process of caries formation takes place in an acute form and will progress rapidly.

If you do not go to the dentist for help when the caries is developed at the stage of the stain, it begins to soften and make more “loose” tooth enamel. At this stage, a child may experience pain while eating cold and hot foods.

A carious cavity is formed at the stage of development of “middle caries”. It can be detected with the naked eye. Over time, it will only increase until it leads to complete destruction of the tooth.

The last stage is deep caries: there is damage not only enamel, but also pulp.

If you do not provide dental care in a timely manner, caries becomes the cause of pulp inflammation and many complications.

How to restore primary teeth?

To date, in most cases, teeth in children are restored with light-curing composite material (the same as for permanent teeth). For longer restoration services in children we also use an isolating rubberdamsystem but with special clamps for primary teeth.

What happens if child’s teeth  are not treated?

Complications from caries can be various – from inflammation of the nerve (pulpitis), which requires more complex treatment, to the formation of periapical inflammation  (purulent foci) and possible premature tooth extraction. In the latter case, the place in the dentition from the neighboring primary tooth will need to be retained until the appearance of a permanent analogue, as it can take up adjacent teeth and there will be not enough space for the permanent tooth.

When should I contact a dentist?

Don’t wait until you notice a hole in your baby’s tooth. The dentist will see the caries in the earlier stages, which do not require complicated manipulations. Even if everything is in order, check-ups and professional hygiene every 6 months is a necessary minimum for healthy teeth and a beautiful smile for life.

A memo for parents!

The best way to prevent caries is early prevention!

Monitor the quality of your baby’s daily oral hygiene;

Take your child to the dental office once every six months, do not ignore professional dental hygiene for children.

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