Tuesday, 21 May 2019


A 4 Years old kid's parent brought her to our clinic with a complaint of decayed tooth in the upper front tooth region..and the kid is more concerned about her esthetic and she herself says " i want a new front teeth" 

                                      PRE-OP IMAGES

Pulptherapy was done to save the remining root portion of the teeth and the space maintaner was placed over it in-order to prevent delayed eruption of the permanent teeth and to maintain the space for the same to erupt in its position.

                                       POST-OP IMAGES


Every child is at risk of tooth decay. The enamel (hard outer layer of teeth) is much thinner and softer on baby teeth, making them at greater risk of decay. The good news is that tooth decay is largely preventable.

Baby teeth help children to eat and speak, and guide the permanent adult teeth into position, so it is important to take care of them right from the start.

Causes of tooth decay in young children

Bacteria in the mouth feed on sugars from foods and drinks. These bacteria produce acid, which damages the outer surface of the tooth (the enamel). Saliva helps to repair this damage, but if over time there is more damage than repair, it leaves a cavity or ‘hole’ in the tooth.


Process of early childhood tooth decay

The tooth decay process is also called ‘caries’. In the early stages the teeth can develop white chalky areas. In the later stages, teeth have brown or black areas. The upper four front baby teeth are most commonly affected.

Milk can pool in the mouth and the lactose sugar in milk feeds the bacteria that cause decay as the baby sleeps. Saliva flow is low during sleep, and so does not protect against the damage.

Early childhood caries might also occur if toddlers drink sweet drinks, such as fruit juices, cordials or soft drinks. Avoid sugary foods and drinks, especially between meals and during bed time.

To Know more about space maintainer contact us @

                 Mambakkam main road
                 mail id-care@gumsandteeth.in

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