Young children can lose primary (baby) teeth and even immature permanent teeth when the pulp, the living tissue inside a tooth, becomes infected. This is often the result of trauma or dental caries (tooth decay) and creates a special problem for the child. The primary teeth provide important guides for the newly developing permanent teeth that will replace them. And injury resulting in loss of young permanent teeth can be even more troublesome, because neither tooth development, nor jaw growth is complete. If teeth are lost prematurely, a malocclusion (“mal” – bad; “occlusion” – bite) can easily result.
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This common condition can be first detected as white spots on the teeth. Early development of cavities(brown areas on the tooth that lead to tooth destruction).
Ranges from simple composite restorations to root canal treatment followed by restorations or crowns depending on the severity of the decay.
Front teeth can be repaired with cosmetic composite materials including strip crowns
Uncooperative patients can also be treated with conscious sedation or under general anesthesia