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Even though your child’s primary teeth are destined to be lost, you should still beware the short-term problems and long-term complications of tooth decay. If a primary tooth is lost to a severe cavity before it was intended, it can cause significant discomfort and possible infection.

 

As time goes on the lingering void could affect the alignment of the eventual permanent teeth in the area. These alterations could increase their chances of one-day needing braces.

 

If a large cavity has compromised a significant amount of tooth enamel, our dentist might recommend a dental crown. Sometimes referred to as a dental cap, this treatment process will essentially replace the entire tooth enamel layer with an alternate material.

 

Once it has been installed on the healthy core of the primary tooth it will help preserve its presence until it is ready to be lost in the natural course of time.

 

Going forward, you might need to take additional measures to encourage your child to brush their teeth twice each day as well as remembering to floss each evening. You should also make sure that all of their toothpaste and other oral care products have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

 

If you live in the Moorpark, California, area and you are concerned about one of your teeth, you should call 805-553-1980 to have it examined and treated at Moorpark Smiles Dental.