Children typically experience the growth of 20 temporary teeth – 10 on the top and 10 on the bottom. Between the ages of 5 and 7 years, these primary teeth are replaced by 32 secondary adult teeth. The process of a child losing their baby teeth continues well into their early teen years.
Primary teeth that are also known as baby teeth are quite critical as they hold space for a child’s adult teeth. However, due to some occurrences sometimes you need to get a baby tooth removed.
Here are a few reasons to get your child’s baby teeth removed:
If your child gets an infection in or around their baby tooth, it may be a good idea to get it removed. In such cases, getting their baby tooth extracted can help save their other teeth, and protect their overall dental health. A large cavity can cause inflammation, discomfort, and pain to your child. Moreover, in the case of trauma where your child’s baby teeth crack or are broken beyond repair, they should be extracted immediately.