Why treat temporary teeth
The need for treatment of children’s teeth has been proven by dentists and has good reason. The main goals are to prevent premature loss, stop the development of diseases that can be harmful to health, and adversely affect the growth of permanent teeth.
So, deep caries negatively affects the immune system , affects the appearance of a root “replacement” that has not yet erupted, and leads to a curvature of the dentition. If the disease gets to the roots, it will affect the rudiment of a permanent tooth: it will damage it, or completely destroy it. In extremely advanced cases, when the tooth is badly damaged, the doctor can only remove it. Premature loss of elements of the dentition in children leads to the following consequences:
- development of speech defects;
- violation of bone growth of the jaw due to improper distribution of chewing load;
- displacement of the remaining teeth, overlapping space for the growth of new ones;
Treatment of milk teeth is necessary in the presence of diseases:
Carious formations appear in babies due to the abuse of sweets, poor oral hygiene, injuries, and microbial infection. The last three are most often the consequences of advanced caries or trauma.
Methods of treating baby teeth
As for the methods of treating children’s teeth, they differ in the method of exposure to the lesion, the method of anesthesia, and cost. The most famous is filling when affected tissues are removed and replaced with filling material.
The removal of carious formations is carried out using a drill or more modern equipment – a laser. The latter is more preferable, since the baby does not see scary rotating devices, and therefore is not afraid. Moreover, laser treatment is non-invasive.
Dental treatment for children under general anesthesia
When it comes to children, almost always all dental procedures are performed using anesthesia: local or general. The first involves an injection (usually the injection site is treated with an anesthetic so that the needle is not felt), the second is immersion in deep sleep for the duration of the procedure.
Dental treatment for children in a dream
Sometimes general anesthesia is the only way out. It is necessary when:
- a long, painful intervention is planned;
- the child has a negative experience visiting a dentist, he is very afraid of a new visit;
- there are allergic reactions to local anesthesia drugs.
Such anesthesia has contraindications:
- infectious diseases;
- recent vaccination;
- exacerbation of respiratory diseases;
- heart defects;
Prevention and Care
Even if you follow the hygiene and diet of your child, there is still a risk of developing a dental disease. Children’s teeth have brittle enamel, it is very easy to damage it. Caries under such conditions develops much faster than in adults. And periodontitis in childhood is often asymptomatic.
Ensure that preventive measures are followed:
- daily cleaning with a properly selected brush (at least twice);
- sweet, flour, juices – all this should be consumed during main meals;
- visit your dentist regularly.
If it was not possible to prevent the problem, you need to get rid of it in a timely manner: treating milk teeth in the early stages of disease development is easier than treating in advanced cases. Whichever of these situations you are in, the specialists of the Dudko & Sons dental implantation center will help you. Paid dental treatment for a child in our clinic (Minsk) is an attentive approach to small patients, professional equipment, modern techniques.
- the development of diseases of the stomach due to poor chewing of food;
- cosmetic defect, subsequently leading to the development of complexes.