Three common myths about teeth
Dozens of people come to us every day for help. Among them there are young mothers, whose teeth are very serious. Someone once said to these mothers that pregnant women can not heal their teeth! Parents who insist on having their child torn out of the tooth, also turn to us, although this tooth can be treated, and it will still serve its small owner. And also there are those who already in their youth pulled out wisdom teeth – that’s why they read about it somewhere, and now they are very sorry. Many problems could be avoided if we had the right information. Our doctor Daria Perekupko dispelled the three most common myths about teeth.
The most common mistakes in relation to milk teeth:
• There are no nerves in the milk teeth. Nerves in the milk teeth are. Therefore, in such teeth that are affected by complicated caries (pulpitis or periodontitis), it is also necessary to heal and seal the canals.
• If you remove the nerve in the milk tooth, the permanent will be without a nerve. Dairy and permanent teeth are independent of each other. Each of them has its own nerve. The root tooth in the child will be cut whole and unharmed with the living nerve inside. But if the milk tooth is not treated, the inflammation will penetrate through the canals into the bone. It will strike the rudiment of a permanent tooth and it may not erupt at all. Do you need this?
• Milk teeth do not need to be treated, they will all fall out anyway. The teeth will fall out – but for something they are needed if grown. Premature absence of milk teeth provokes a deformation of the dentition, which in the future will affect the bite of the child. The parents should know that the baby’s teeth should be treated and protected from premature removal and loss.
Wisdom teeth have a number of advantages over other teeth:
1. They can become a support for bridges. If these teeth are removed, then you can install such a prosthesis only with the help of implants.
2. If a person does not have a seventh or sixth tooth, then the “eight” can definitely be needed for prosthetics.
3. The wisdom tooth is often involved in chewing food.
But there are times when the wisdom tooth really needs only to be torn out.
Indications for the removal of wisdom teeth:
• The tooth was brittle and fractured. Infection, which is in the tooth leads to the development of periodontitis or periostitis. The tooth begins to ache badly, there is swelling in the cheek area.
• The tooth has an incorrect position. For example, the eighth tooth was cut horizontally. Such a tooth has no value for prosthetics.
• Lack of space for eruption. If, in this case, the wisdom tooth is not removed, the dentition can move.
• Development of pericornitis (inflammation of the hood). This is also an indication for the removal of the wisdom tooth.
As you can see, not always the wisdom teeth need to be removed. Therefore, if you start to grow eight – do not panic, but better consult with a doctor. Perhaps, there is nothing terrible here, and these teeth will be very useful to you.