Pulling out a baby tooth in dentistry is called extraction. This is usually carried out several years before the appearance of a permanent tooth. For example, tooth extraction occurs at 5 years old, and a new one appears at 8. The main reason for extraction is the pronounced destruction of the tooth, a crack due to injury, inflammation spreads to the surrounding tissues.
If it is impossible to carry out a full-fledged treatment, there is a danger of infection of the rudiment of a permanent tooth. Then dentists recommend removing a baby tooth. Usually such teeth serve a maximum of 14 years from the moment of eruption. They not only perform chewing functions, but also save space for permanent ones.
Removing baby teeth for children can have serious consequences. Adjacent teeth can shift and occupy the space that should be for a permanent tooth. In the future, this can lead to severe pathologies. The main complications of tooth extraction in children:
- the absence of chewing teeth impairs the ability to chew food and negatively affects digestion;
- extraction of incisors can cause diction disorders in a child, the absence of front teeth always causes ridicule among the same-year-olds;
- adjacent teeth are displaced and due to this, the space for healthy eruption of a permanent tooth is reduced.
Given the possible risks, early removal of baby teeth in children should occur on the recommendation of a doctor.