Temporary teeth appear around the age of 12 months, and at the age of 5-6 they are gradually replaced by permanent teeth. Permanent teeth extrude temporary teeth in a natural way, although in some cases temporary teeth extraction procedures should be performed ahead of the time.
INDICATIONS FOR TEMPORARY TEETH EXTRACTION NECESSITY
Dentists try to treat temporary teeth as they safe the spot for a permanent tooth in the gum. Premature separation with temporary teeth may lead occlusion disturbance and problems with speech. However, there is a range of direct indications for temporary teeth extraction:
- Advanced caries;
- Pulpitis and periodontitis;
- Gum fistula
- Tooth eruption, when the primary tooth has not yet fallen out.
Dental help is needed if the primary tooth is loose, but has not fallen out of the alveolus.
CHARACTERISTICS OF EXTRACTION PROCEDURE
The jaw starts to form in the early childhood, teeth primordia are developing, occlusion may be mixed, alveoli are still thin. That is why dentist should be extremely careful and responsible when extracting a child’s primary tooth. Manipulation consists of several stages:
- Plier positioning;
- Luxation – dental dislocation;
- Traction – dental extraction;
- Wound canal examination for the remains of dental root parts;
Dental specialists give preference to the use of anesthetic gel when extracting primary teeth; they make gum injections.
AFTER THE VISIT TO THE DENTIST
After the procedure of primary teeth extraction, dentist gives advice on speeding up the healing process and prevent possible complications. Recommendations are especially important in cases of grinder teeth extraction – pressure is transferred on cutting teeth. General recommendations after primary teeth extraction:
- No food for 2 hours after the extraction procedure;
- No spicy and salty food before the healing of an alveolar socket;
- Oral cavity rinsing with herbal infusion and antiseptics.
Alveolar socket bleeding, swelling and pain – reasons for emergency dental consultation.