Most children start to lose their baby teeth by the time they are 6 or 7, but every kid is different. Some children lose teeth earlier than they are supposed to because of illnesses, accidents, decay, or other injuries. Although losing teeth early might not seem like a serious problem, complications can occur if the baby teeth are not in place for as long as they should be.
Unfortunately, if baby teeth fall out early, the other teeth might shift or spread differently, which could leave the permanent tooth without a place to go.
Complications stemming from inadequate dental space can include:
Drifting: When teeth go missing, the other teeth make up for the void by drifting into the space. This can create a gappy, ineffective bite, which can also affect your child’s self esteem.
Tipping Teeth: Inadequate space might also cause the teeth to “tip” as they enter through the gum line, creating crooked teeth that are more susceptible to uneven wear and cracks.
Arch Issues: A crowded smile can cause arch or midline issues, making future orthodontic work much more difficult.
Dental Impactions: Teeth that don’t have anywhere to go can become impacted near the jawbone, which can be painful for your child or cause infections, as well as affecting nearby teeth.
Dental Space Maintenance For Kids In Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Dr. Saptak Shah recommends a space maintainer to prevent future orthodontic problems. Space maintainers are designed to hold open area where the tooth has been lost, allowing permanent teeth to emerge naturally and comfortably.