If your child’s baby tooth has to be extracted early because of dental trauma, tooth decay, or dental cavities, it will become necessary to help maintain the space left by the extraction. Otherwise, there may be problems when it comes time for the permanent teeth to grow in. This is because, without a space maintainer, the teeth surrounding the open space may begin to shift in the mouth, creating blockages for the adult tooth that needs to inhabit that space. This may increase the need for expensive orthodontic treatment in the future. Instead, we here at Little Smiles of Delaware recommend the use of space maintainers!
If your child has had a tooth extracted and you’d like to learn more about space maintainers, please don’t hesitate to contact Little Smiles of Delaware. Our pediatric dental office is located in Delaware, Ohio.