Milk teeth want excellent treatment, too
Child-specific treatments maintain important dental functions
Fillings, crowns and root treatments may also be recommended for milk teeth. You might think that milk teeth are not that important because they fall out anyway. But they are important:
- for learning to speak
- for chewing
- for laughing and smiling
- as placeholders for subsequent permanent teeth
Treatments for milk teeth prevent misalignment
Many people are unaware of the placeholder function of milk teeth. If milk teeth are lost early through an accident or caries, neighbouring teeth can move into the gap. Then the subsequent permanent teeth do not have enough room to come through. Now they push up against their neighbours, too. This often results in uneven teeth, jaw misalignment and lots of appointments at the orthodontist. Or we can try to save and repair the damaged milk teeth through dental treatments specifically for children.
Caries must go
Cases of caries in children have become much rarer over the last few decades thanks to dedicated preventive dental care. However, caries caused by drinking from babies’ bottles is still very common among small children. Bacteria that cause caries have a field day when sugary drinks from babies’ bottles are constantly washed round the teeth.
Once caries is identified in a child, it is important to carefully remove the carious substance right away. This prevents the damaging bacteria that cause caries from spreading further around the teeth, mouth and body. The hole in the tooth is given the best possible treatment at Dr. Christina Jürgensen’s paediatric dental practice – regardless of whether it is in a permanent tooth or milk tooth.