Why we need to treat the teeth tooth decay
Many parents consider that it is not necessary to treat the tooth decay caries, because anyway they will change. The lack of correct information or insufficient information, the fear of the dentist's parents due to rumors or their own negative experiences, as well as the lack of time causes many of them to neglect the treatment of the child's dental problems.
Mrs. Mihaela Dan, orthodontic specialist in the Ortho-Implant Expert Clinic, warns parents that milk teeth play an essential role in the development of the permanent dentition of the future adult and presents the most important reasons why we should not ignore the caries that appeared at an early age:
1. Dental pain
Although the dental pain in the child is much lower than the pain caused by permanent teeth due to the immaturity of the child's nervous system, this experience and the complications will create a discomfort to the little one. Dental pain will prevent you from properly feeding and brushing your teeth properly, thus aggravating dental and gingival problems. In addition, if the child only comes into contact with the dentist only in times of intense pain, he will always associate the pain with the dental office, which will mark him for life.
2. Spread of decay to permanent teeth
Dental tooth decay is an extremely contagious disease at any age, the bacteria in the milk tooth decay, as well as the food scraps left in them, causing the newly erupted permanent tooth and tooth.
3. The source of infection for the whole organism
Numerous studies show that all dental caries, but especially the dental abscesses with which they are periodically complicated, represent a constant source of infection for the surrounding areas and for the entire body.
4. Affection of the permanent tooth that is to come out in place of the milk tooth
Repeated dental abscesses can erode the bone and reach the buds of the permanent tooth that is about to erupt. Therefore, it will appear with smaller or greater modifications, especially with areas of potato enamel, demineralized, less resistant.
5. Dental tightening
The tooth that destroys the entire dental crown, sometimes followed by the extraction of the milk tooth, allows the migration of the neighboring teeth that will take the place of the extracted tooth, thus narrowing the space in which the permanent replacement tooth would emerge. It either stays stuck in the bone or goes out of its way. Orthodontic treatment with a dental appliance will manage to align the teeth, but in more complicated cases it will be necessary to remove the permanent tooth that no longer occurs.
6. Affecting the aesthetic aspect
Last but not least, from an early age, some of the children are disturbed by the aesthetic impact of the decay, especially at the level of the front teeth. This is another important reason to pay a visit to the stomach doctor along with the small patient.
7. Eating and talking problems
Teeth loss can affect the child's ability to eat certain foods and, consequently, to follow a balanced diet. At the same time, the negative effects can also be felt on his ability to speak properly, since a correct dictation requires the presence of the front teeth.
So, dear parents, do not neglect the periodic visit to the dentist, to familiarize the child from an early age with the respective environment. Early visit to the specialist doctor, when the pain has not yet appeared and any dental or gingival problems are in the early stages can be decisive in preventing many subsequent complications.
Article written by Dr. Mihaela Dan, orthodontic specialist Orto-Implant Expert
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