Pediatric Dentist Dr Tay returns for a joint interview with Orthodontist DR Chang where they discuss why early lost of a baby tooth can be a problem and what parents can do to look out for this. Treatment for this is also outlined.
Some highlights are:
1:00: What are some causes of a baby tooth to be lost early?
3:47: What are signs parents can look out for that suggest a baby tooth has been lost early?
4:50: Other causes of losing a baby tooth early
6:45: What are the side effects when a baby tooth is lost early.
7:10: How future orthodontic treatment can be made more complex from a baby tooth lost early, with increased risk of cost, surgery and prolonged treatment times.
10:50: Why spacers (space maintainers) can help.
11:20: Spacers are comfortable, with minimal effects on speech and easy to keep clean.
13:50: How long does a spacer stay in for?