Global Dentistry Association President Dentist Zafer Kazak gave information about the subject. Nowadays, children attach importance to aesthetics and appearance as much as adults. The problems faced by a child with no front teeth or tooth decay in the school environment or social life are actually not much different from us adults. In fact, the fact that the personal self-esteem of children who experience their emotions more intensely than adults begins to develop during this period makes this situation even more important.
It is a fairly obvious fact that this is the general opinion around us about deciduous teeth, actually the situation is not as innocent as it seems !!! Damage to deciduous teeth exposes us to bigger mouth, teeth and jaw problems in the future. The bruise that occurs means that the number of microorganisms in our child's mouth is high, which threatens other healthy teeth.
In addition, the loss of a highly infected milk tooth and the displacement of the adjacent teeth to that cavity causes the space required for the permanent tooth to narrow and the child will need longer and more costly orthodontic treatment in the future. In addition, both the nutrition and the speech of a child with tooth loss compared to his peers are negatively affected by this situation. However, in a period when technology and materials used in dentistry are at such an advanced level, we can prevent all these by protecting milk teeth.
The most common form of trauma in children during the deciduous dentition is the complete dislocation of the teeth or the embedment of the tooth in the jaw bone. Milk teeth that are displaced due to trauma are not placed back in place.
Even if the permanent tooth germ is not damaged due to the trauma, the milk tooth can be damaged while trying to put it back. For this reason, milk teeth that are displaced due to trauma should never be put back in place. Sometimes, as a result of trauma, the tooth can be buried in the bone and the tooth may not be visible in the mouth. Parents may think that the tooth has fallen out but cannot find the tooth. In such a case, the tooth is detected by radiography and regularly monitored, no intervention is made to the tooth. After a while, it is seen that the tooth buried in the jawbone is re-applied into the mouth. In cases where the tooth does not last for a long time, extraction can be applied to eliminate the risk of the tooth being buried. Because the impacted milk tooth may cause the permanent tooth to not continue in the future.