Premature Tooth Loss Pediatric Dentistry Edmond

Each baby tooth acts as a guide for the permanent tooth that replaces it. When a baby tooth is lost early, the permanent tooth loses its guide and can drift and surface incorrectly into the mouth; adjacent teeth may also tilt or drift into the empty space blocking the permanent tooth. Premature tooth loss may require additional treatment to maintain the space left by a tooth that is lost early.

Children can lose baby teeth early due to extensive decay or accidents.