Milk teeth are temporary in children, but they can be smelled as easily as permanent ones. And the caries of these teeth miss if they are not treated in time and can make the child suffer. Dental hygiene is essential in preventing these problems and should be started before the first tooth eruption.
How do milk tooth decay appear?
The milk teeth have a different structure than the adult tooth. They are more sensitive and less resistant. They are sensitive to the bacteria that live in the gut and that feed on the foods that the baby ducks. If you do not make sure that it has the correct dental hygiene, caries appear very quickly.
What parents don't know is that at this age, a tooth decay develops much faster and a small tooth spot can turn into a tooth decay almost overnight. The enamel layer that covers the tooth is extremely thin. When the enamel breaks, it immediately enters the dentin (the layer below the enamel), then immediately to the nerve, where it causes pain.
However, only cavities that appear on the surface of the teeth can be easily detected. But they can also appear in areas that are not visually accessible, such as in very narrow spaces between teeth. Therefore, it is essential that the baby go to all the routine dental checks provided by the doctor to avoid complications or omitting some pathways that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Diagnosis and treatment of tooth decay
The faster you go with the dentist, when the child is only a small stain on the tooth, the less the child is less traumatized by the interventions and avoid future complications. Also, early presentation to a dentist prevents the tooth from spreading to other teeth.
Treatment includes removal of the caries and filling of the affected tooth. For this, a special material is created which is put in place of the decay, giving the color, shape and function to prevent the appearance of other cavities.
If the tooth is very damaged and touches the nerve, there is no need to remove it. First of all, it is trying the channel sealing and its reconstruction. Only if they become impossible will the extraction be called.
Extraction or removal of a decayed milk tooth is done only when the tooth has penetrated the depth of the tooth, touched the nerve and caused an infection (abscess). If this is not taken to the dentist and his fall is expected there is a danger that the future tooth (permanently) will have problems of structure and color.
After performing a dental extraction, it is necessary to maintain a specific distance between the teeth in order to avoid displacement, clogging and helps to align the teeth.
Dealing with tooth decay caries, risks
Many parents avoid treating tooth decay because they say "they will fall anyway." Specialists warn that not treating them in time can have serious consequences in the future, even on the development of future teeth. A decay that develops and worsens can produce:
- infections that can spread to the blood;
- kidney disorders;
- poor growth;
- airway disorders;
- problems of appearance, formation and development of future teeth;
- cardiovascular diseases etc.
How is the milk tooth care prevented?
- proper oral hygiene;
- avoiding excess sweets and especially before bedtime;
- fluoride administration as directed by the doctor, etc.
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