Baby teeth matter
Baby teeth are very important to your child’s health and development.
Help kids chew, speak and smile.
Hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth that are growing under the gums.
Stimulating normal development of the facial bones and muscles.
Contributing to your child’s attractive appearance.
When a baby tooth is lost too early, the permanent teeth can drift into the empty space and make it difficult for other adult teeth to find room when they come in. This can make teeth crooked or crowded, which will need orthodontic treatment (braces).
In this case, the baby tooth had very deep decay involving the nerve and pulpotomy (baby teeth nerve treatment) was performed, followed by a stainless steel crown to keep the tooth and space until the adult tooth erupts.
The other option will be an extraction and space maintainer.