Why Should Primary Teeth Be Filled?
Some primary teeth may remain in place until the age of 12 years old. These teeth have multiple functions, including preparing the space for the permanent dentition. That’s why dental filling is inevitable if a baby tooth is cracked or infected.
Repairing a primary tooth is necessary to counteract the development of decay. It avoids pain as well as unpleasant social situations. It also prevents other serious and costly problems, which in the worst case could require the extraction of the tooth.
Your child should see a dentist as soon as he is old enough to stay relatively still, between 2 and 4 years old. In the meantime, make sure you instill your child the basics of a good dental hygiene.
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