Is your child currently suffering from mild to severe pain in their teeth? Believe it or not oral pain in young smiles can be caused by far more than simple growing pains. In fact, children are often more prone to cavities and oral health problems than adults, due to both the diets they lead as well as the fragile and unique shape of primary teeth. Children should always be visiting their local Eagle Rock children’s dentist on a regular basis in order to insure teeth are in perfect health, and in neglecting these appointments young mouths can often develop serious problems. Any level of toothache should be examined by the experts in young teeth at the Children’s Dental Group as soon as possible.
Young mouths can be subject to a great deal of wear and tear, and primary teeth are unique in that the root canal of the tooth as far greater than that of adult teeth. This means that there is less dentin between the surface and the delicate inner workings of the teeth, which allows for cavities that would otherwise be less dangerous in size on the surface of permanent teeth to cause a root canal infection within a child’s first set of teeth. Any level of pain occurring in your child’s smile should always be examined by your professional Eagle Rock children’s dentist, as even a mild a tooth is in fact a sign from the body telling us that something is wrong inside our mouths.
Cavities which are not promptly treated will do more than further spread of tooth decay, but can actually cause the tooth to be extracted entirely. This occurs through a process known abscess, where a tooth becomes decayed from the inside out due to severe levels of tooth decay and infection causing the strength of the root canal and the health of the tooth entirely to become compromised. Abscessed teeth can happen to patients of any age, but due to the sensitive nature of primary teeth, baby teeth are often more susceptible to this level of damage. Extractions can also sometimes become a necessary measure if a tooth has grown into the incorrect position, or is being impacted upon in order to straighten the smile through the use of orthodontics.
No matter what the cause, a tooth extractions for any child can be an nerve wracking experience, and as such should always be placed in the hands of a true expert in the matters of young teeth through an appointment with your trusted Eagle Rock children’s dentist. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at the Children’s Dental Group make your child’s comfort and happiness as important as their oral health. With the Children’s Dental Group your child’s smile can be restored to a picture of perfect health once more.