It is the branch of dentistry dealing with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental pathologies in children. Temporal teething can be affected by several alterations (caries, dental traumatism, etc.) that, in many cases, can be easily treated, which allows to keep the tooth in the patient’s mouth at all times so the permanent one can appear correctly. .
What happens if the child loses a temporal tooth?
Due to a caries or traumatism, if the permanent one is not close from appearing, the loss of a temporal tooth can cause alterations on adult teething; therefore, in some cases, it is recommended to place space maintainers.
Is filling temporal teeth recommended?
Yes. Temporal teeth with caries must be treated in the same way than permanent teeth to avoid infectious processes and variations in the future teething.
When does the child have to go to its first revision?
At the age of 3 the child's temporal teething development is considered to be finished. From that moment, taking the child to see a consultant in oral medicine allows an early detection of alterations.
When do children’s teeth have to start been brushed?
From the very moment teeth appear in a child's mouth, these must be brushed. At first, the parents will do this task and, later, it will be the child the one who brushes his/her teeth. One of our functions is to teach the family and children to keep a good oral hygiene.