Main Causes Of Childhood Dental Injuries

Fractured tooth

Stopping children from playing is as impossible a task as it can get. They jump, run and play without stopping, with the consequent danger of falling down and risking injuries. If you have children, surely you have ended up in the dentist’s office for a broken tooth which was a result of their games. Do you want to know the main causes of childhood dental injuries, and how to act to prevent these problems?

CHILD DENTAL INJURY CONSULTATIONS

One of the most common consultations in our children’s clinic are dental injuries, which lead many parents to request an urgent visit. Only caries outweigh injuries as a cause of pediatric dental care, especially in preschool age. Specialized pediatric dentists will assess your child’s trauma and apply the most appropriate treatment for your case. 

Main causes of childhood dental injuries

INJURIES IN MILK TEETH

Many parents believe that they should not worry about baby teeth, since they are temporary. Therefore, they do not act in case of tooth decay or injuries. Nothing can be further from reality than this belief. If your child suffers from an injury to their baby teeth, they should be treated by a pediatric dentist who personally assesses the problem and applies the appropriate solution. In this way, you will avoid future problems with the appearance of the final denture.

CAUSES OF DENTAL INJURIES

The child’s own motor development in its first years of life is one of the main reasons for trauma to the teeth. In this period, children begin to discover their first independence movements, walking, bending down and standing up. This significantly increases the risk of an accidental injury. Also, between the ages of 6 and 12 children begin to play more violent games and sports, which also represents another rebound in trauma to the teeth. The same happens with falls by bicycle. Children who suffer from epilepsy are also more likely to suffer from dental trauma, due to the appearance of the seizure process. In short, children’s activities are the main cause of dental injuries during their childhood, but we must also take into account that teeth that protrude forward or are weaker and break more easily.

WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF A DENTAL INJURY?

If your child has received a blow to the face and has a dental injury, it is important that you get immediate attention. In this way, it is possible to evaluate the possible consequences of the problem and apply the appropriate treatment. Pediatric dentists will perform the necessary clinical and radio logical examinations to ensure that the child does not have lesions in the tissues and mucous membranes of the mouth.

What Is The Fixed Dental Prosthesis And When Is It Necessary?

What Is The Fixed Dental Prosthesis And When Is It Necessary

The prosthesis is that procedure by which the lack of an organ or part of it is artificially repaired, so that the function is improved. In dentistry, the dental prosthesis is a customized medical device (that is, it is manufactured specifically for the patient) that allows the replacement of missing teeth and atrophied parts of the gums. Although they are made-to-measure sanitary products, from molds or models obtained by the dentist, they require a clinical adaptation, in the patient’s own mouth, which is performed by the dentist.

There are two main types of dentures: the fixed and removable dentures. 

The fixed prosthesis is a branch of the dental prosthesis that concerns the replacement and / or restoration of teeth by artificial substitutes that cannot be removed or removed from the mouth. The fixed prosthesis can be cemented, or securely retained in natural teeth, dental roots and / or pillars of dental implants.

This type of prosthesis is composed of:

  • Abutment teeth. They are the ones that support or support the prosthesis. They are usually a natural tooth or an implant.
  • It is the part of the fixed prosthesis that rests on the abutment teeth.
  • They are the artificial teeth that occupy the toothless spaces held by the retainers.
  • They are the points of union of the retainers with the pontic.

The loss of a tooth or any coronary incidence can happen at any age and will worsen the aesthetics of the patient; therefore, after a diagnosis, a fixed prosthesis is made with a good design and the best materials, adapting them to the patient’s aesthetics.

TYPES OF FIXED DENTURES

Fixed dentures can be full dental or partial coated. The full coating prostheses are also called crowns. The dental crowns can be cemented or screwed to the tooth or the implant. Within these we find prostheses of:

  • A single tooth, dental crowns. These can be of various materials, including: metal crown, ceramic crown and metal-ceramic crown
  • Multi-tooth, dental bridge.

Those of partial coating are performed when the coating of the tooth is partial. Normally these are prostheses cemented in the tooth itself. In this typology we highlight:

  • Intracoronary or inlay
  • Extracoronarias or onlay. Within these are dental veneers and Maryland.
  • Intraradicular They are placed inside the dental root. The cast metal stud-stump or the ceramic stump bolt is highlighted.

INDICATIONS OF THE FIXED PROSTHESIS

The fixed prosthesis is typical of adults. In young patients, with little erupted teeth, this type of prosthesis is not prudent, since a severe carving could damage the pulp. Fixed prostheses are usually indicated in:

  • Anterior tooth reconstructions. The aesthetics may be affected with changes in color and shape. In this way, with the placement of cosmetic prostheses, the patient’s smile changes.
  • Prosthetic contact point replacement
  • Partial absence of teeth, with the pillars strong enough to support the missing teeth.
  • After a root canal, where the dental structure has been affected.
  • It is very important to perform good oral hygiene. The cleaning and preservation of the abutment teeth is linked to meticulous hygiene.