For many people, dental loss in a child is irrelevant, but there is nothing further from reality. The loss of a temporary tooth or milk can have very negative consequences for the correct position of the child’s final teeth in the future. On the other hand when a child loses a tooth for whatever reason, sometimes it is not given importance because it is thought to be a temporary tooth and it turns out that the lost tooth is a permanent tooth and the problem will continue over time bringing negative consequences for the denture. There are many causes for which children can lose a tooth, but the most common causes and which we are going to refer to today are dental injuries and extensive caries.
Age to Place Dental Implant in Children
Trauma dental loss
One of the consequences that can occur after a fall in a child or adolescent, is the dental avulsion , that is, the total eviction of the tooth out of its socket. When a tooth falls in this way, it is ideal that it be reimplanted immediately , however when this does not occur, either because the affected person or his representative is unaware of this possibility or simply because the tooth has not been found after the trauma, the edentulous space must be filled in some way. It is important that parents understand that it is necessary to take the child or adolescent to the dentist as soon as possible , regardless of whether they have the avulsed tooth or not. In cases of trauma, sometimes there are several affected teeth although the appearances show otherwise, it can also be evaluated if there has been any bone fracture or any other consequence that the sooner it is treated will be much better for the affected patient.
Extensive tooth decay
When a child loses a tooth due to extensive caries , it is when this problem is usually overlooked. Most parents have the belief that caring for baby teeth is not important and is not only very important for the child’s dental health and for the health of the permanent teeth that are forming under the baby teeth, if not which also has a very transcendental psychological and educational component. The child should get used to taking care of his teeth from an early age and to attend the dentist for periodic check-ups, so that it seems a completely normal and necessary act, similar to that of cleaning or going to school daily.