Extraction of temporary teeth must be carried out in dental surgeries

Why should temporary tooth extractions be carried out in dental surgeries?

Throughout our lives, each of us has two sets of teeth.

The first, the temporary, appears at around 6 months of age with the eruption of the baby teeth, the first of which are the lower incisors. Around the age of 6, the permanent teeth appear.

The first to appear is the 6-year-old permanent molar, posterior to the other temporary teeth.

However, next in the series of tooth eruption are the permanent incisors. These will take the place of the temporary incisors.

The whole process of replacing temporary teeth has a certain sequentially.

The temporary teeth will undergo some changes, a process called rhizolysis, which will lead to root resorption, followed by mobility and then tooth loss.

This physiological process of replacement of permanent teeth may undergo changes resulting in acceleration of the process or, on the contrary, delay of root rhizolysis.

Not infrequently, parents resort to various means to remove baby teeth at home.

Either using the method of the flosser, in which one end is attached to the tooth and the other to a doorknob and by closing the door the tooth comes out, or the child mobilizes the tooth by itself until it falls out, the number of those who prefer to go to the dentist is increasing.

This is a good thing because medical supervision in these cases can detect certain situations which, corrected from the start, lead to harmonious development of the arches.

Baby teeth are easily detached from the root, especially if the resorption process is almost complete, sometimes they fall out by themselves at the slightest touch.

When they do not fall out on their own, the help of a dentist is extremely important. Young children should be accompanied by their parents to the dentist for extractions. The loss of baby teeth starts around the age of 6 and can last up to 13-14 years.

Complications that can alter the eruption process and consequences of home extractions are captured below:

If temporary teeth have decay, they may be lost prematurely.

Thus, the eruption of the permanent teeth will be affected in terms of order and the remaining space on the arch will become insufficient.

Also, if temporary teeth are decayed, infection and bacteria may progress to the root tip, in the vicinity of the permanent tooth bud.

Thus, the source of infection is better controlled and removed if the extraction is done in a specialized service, in a dental surgery.

Some extractions of temporary teeth can lead to significant bleeding.

Whether the surrounding gum is inflamed or the tooth has an apical infection, the extraction may result in significant bleeding, which can be frightening for the patient.

This is why, if the bleeding does not stop, a doctor should be nearby to take appropriate measures.

The dentist can accurately observe whether the teeth are being replaced in the correct order.

In this way, the appearance of dental abnormalities is prevented or they can be detected and corrected at an early stage, when the chances of success are high.

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