Deciduous teeth , informally known as primary tooth or milk tooth , starts to erupt by 6 months after birth. Eventually, they get replaced by the succedaneous tooth by 6 to 12 years.
Usually permanent tooth does their job well to capture their space by shedding milk tooth, hence, forceful extractions are not always indicated.
But some conditions indicate forceful removal of milk tooth which includes :
- Over retained deciduous tooth ( condition where the milk tooth stays in the oral mouth
even after the eruption of the corresponding permanent tooth).
- Severely infected tooth.
- For space management.
- When those tooth are damaged beyond repair as in case of any trauma.
As it is necessary to maintain a sterile environment throughout the extraction procedure ,its always better to seek dental support for tooth removal.
Self extraction may result in breakage(fracture) of tooth within the socket and can cause more trouble. At the same time it can also increase physical ,mental and psychological trauma .
Whereas professional dental care ensures a painless , sterile and safe environment to the patient .
At the same time ,parents should take good care of their child’s oral cavity after extraction , as after care is an important part of the treatment.
Extracted socket should be investigated on a daily basis for any redness, discharge and inflammation to rule out infections , And if any of these symptoms pops up , rush to the dentist as soon as possible.
Bringing a kid for pediatric care is not an easy task , it is very important to maintain a healthy relationship between the child and dentist . Adapting to the dental environment is also an important factor to sync with the procedures, for that trust the doctor and give child patient enough time to get familiar with the surroundings. Thus a collective effort can make the moment special for the child to meet their tooth fairy and receive reward for their courage.