Damage to milk teeth leaves us with bigger mouth, teeth and jaw problems in the future. The cavities that occur mean that the number of microorganisms in our child’s mouth is high, which threatens other healthy teeth.
In addition, with the loss of a highly infected primary tooth, the displacement of the adjacent teeth into that space causes the space required for the permanent tooth to narrow and the child needs longer and more costly orthodontic treatment in the future. In addition, a child with tooth loss affects both his nutrition and speech negatively compared to his peers. However, at a time when technology and materials used in dentistry are so advanced, we can prevent all these by protecting milk teeth.
The most common form of trauma in children during the primary dentition period is the complete displacement of the teeth or the embedding of the tooth in the jawbone. The milk teeth that are displaced due to trauma are not placed back in their place.
Even if the permanent tooth germ is not damaged due to the trauma, it may be damaged while trying to place the primary tooth back. For this reason, deciduous teeth that have been displaced due to trauma should never be tried to be replaced. Sometimes, as a result of trauma, the tooth may be embedded in the bone and the tooth may not be visible in the mouth.
Parents may think that the tooth has fallen out, but they cannot find it. In such a case, the tooth is detected by radiography and regular intervals are followed, and no intervention is made to the tooth. After a while, it is seen that the tooth embedded in the jawbone re-enters the mouth. In cases where the tooth does not last for a long time, extraction can be applied to eliminate the risk of impacting the tooth. Because the impacted deciduous tooth may cause the permanent tooth to not erupt in the future.