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Milk Tooth Filling

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What is Milk Tooth Filling?

Dental problems in children cause both mental and physical problems. Problems such as abscess, caries and fractures in the teeth at a young age may cause the child to experience dental phobia. In addition, toothache is another negative aspect.

What is a Milk Tooth?

Milk tooth is also known as temporary tooth in general. When children reach a certain age, milk teeth begin to fall out gradually. They all do not fall at the same time. First, the teeth on the front fall off. Then molars follow. Thus, the temporary teeth complete their task and leave their place to adult teeth.

Why is Milk Tooth Filled?

As a general judgment, it is said that there is no need to intervene in the temporary tooth. However, this thought is quite wrong and harmful for the child. While milk teeth begin to fall out, adult teeth find their places and come out. However, if the milk tooth decays and leaves its place early, a gap occurs until the next adult tooth comes out. Thus, the adult tooth will lose its place where it will come out. As a result, tooth alignment located in the wrong place occurs. In order to avoid this problem, filling is applied to the milk teeth in children.

Causes of Decay of Milk Tooth

It is a little more difficult for children to take care of their teeth than adults. If the milk tooth is not taken care of, it can rot and cause loss.

  • Giving sweet foods such as sugar and jam to the pacifier in children using pacifier,
  • Failure to regularly clean teeth,
  • Consuming foods such as chocolate and sugar a lot,
  • Consumption of acidic beverages and sugary drinks too much,
  • The harmful sugar rate in supplementary foods,

Such factors damage children’s teeth quite a lot.

In which cases is the milk tooth filled?

  • It is important to observe if your child has problems with their teeth. The child may find it difficult to explain the toothache. Your child;
  • When eating, it should be checked whether he is chewing the food properly.
  • Bad breath can also be a sign of dental disease. Especially decayed teeth smell. Smell your child’s breath from time to time.
  • If there is a change in tooth color, show it to the dentist.
  • If his smile or speech is abnormal, it may be caused by the tooth.
  • If his hand goes to his cheek and says there is pain.

In such cases, it is useful to consult your dentist.

What happens if the decayed milk tooth is not filled?

  • If milk tooth is considered unimportant by saying temporary;
  • It can damage adult teeth.
  • The caries increasingly expands and can progress to the nerve endings of the tooth. This causes acute pain.
  • The inflammation causes the abscess pain.
  • It prevents the adult tooth from coming out healthy.
  • More problems are encountered in later years.
  • It can establish the ground for serious diseases such as rheumatism and heart disease.

 

What are the orthodontic problems as a result of early milk tooth loss?

Milk teeth are sensitive and organic. It can be lost if you do not pay attention to its cleaning. These losses cause orthodontic problems. Some of those:

  • Diction disorder,
  • Inability to eat healthy due to chewing difficulty,
  • The empty place of the missing milk tooth expands even more if it is not intervened. It does not leave room for the adult tooth to come out.
  • The deformity of the lineament as a result of the jaw and tooth structure disorder,
  • Malocclusion,
  • Adult teeth to remain embedded,
  • To the uneven teeth,
  • The risk of infection of the empty tooth place,

It can lead to such reasons. To prevent such problems, a space maintainer application should be applied to children. Thus, the space is protected.

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