The first approach to the dentist should never correspond to the need to treat a tooth, especially in children. For this reason it is important to make a first dental visit even at 2/3 years, to evaluate the eruption of the first milk teeth, to intercept any problems early and to instruct parents on the correct oral hygiene maneuvers that can be carried out from the first tooth.
After the first visit, it is advisable to carry out periodic checks every 6-12 months so that the child becomes familiar with the figure of the dentist and in case there will be a need to treat a tooth, he/she already knows the environment and is at ease.
Of course, like permanent teeth, milk teeth also need to be cared for! This is to avoid painful situations or emergencies that are more difficult to treat in young children and to keep the milk tooth longer.
Maintaining deciduous teeth serves to maintain space for future permanent teeth that will have to erupt: some milk teeth fall out at 12, so any pathologies must be treated early.
Milk teeth can get stained due to lack of or insufficient home hygiene, due to wrong eating habits; in pediatric age gingivitis and inflammation of the oral cavity can occur: it is clear that even children may need to clean their teeth and repeat it if necessary.
During the oral hygiene session the child is also explained how to properly clean the teeth and the parents are given instructions on the toothpastes to use and the eating habits to change, it is therefore a first fundamental approach to lay the foundations of oral health.
The fear of the dentist in children very often comes from stories heard by friends or parents or from previous negative experiences; it is essential to reassure the child and use a suitable terminology that does not scare him.
In the Chisci Dental Center we care about the well-being of little patients, so we always try to put them at ease with cartoons, games and a calm environment, respecting their times and needs. When necessary, a light conscious sedation can be used to make the dental experience free of any anxiety, pain or discomfort.
Whether the traumas occur on milk teeth or on permanent teeth, it is always advisable to have a check-up by the dentist as soon as possible: in this the specialist will be able to assess the extent of the damage and any necessary therapies or checks.
Trauma to milk teeth can cause damage to underlying permanent teeth and therefore should never be underestimated.
In the event that following the trauma one or more teeth are lost or fractured, it is necessary to keep the fragment in saliva or milk and go to the dentist as soon as possible to reposition the tooth or re-glue the fragment: if the dentist will intervene as soon as possible, the greater the chances of success will be.