While the primary teeth are meant to be lost as your child ages, tooth decay in these teeth can still affect your child’s oral development. A lost primary tooth can lead to possible orthodontic complications with the alignment of your son or daughter’s permanent teeth.
If your child has been complaining about tooth discomfort, you should schedule a dental examination with our doctor, Dr. Chadwick Webster. Since primary teeth are typically small, there might not be enough healthy enamel remaining to treat the tooth with a dental filling, In a case like this, the doctor might recommend a dental crown restoration. This mode of treatment calls for the doctor to fully remove whatever remains of the tooth’s natural enamel layer. Then he will start the process of fitting the tooth for a crown. Once the crown has been placed on the tooth, it will maintain the physical structure and essential function, until the primary tooth is lost.
If you live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and you suspect your child has a cavity on one of their teeth, we invite you to call 918-307-0307 to have it examined and treated at Dental Creations. Our dedicated team is always here to help you with your oral care needs all year round!