Preventative dental care can save you money, when it comes to tooth loss. A leading cause of tooth loss among adults is gum disease. If plaque and bacteria are left in your child's mouth, it can become trapped underneath the gum tissue. This can cause them to swell and bleed. With regular dental appointments at a young age, we can help build a healthy set of teeth for your child. During regular dental appointments, we can also identify early signs of gum disease and perform a deep cleaning if necessary.
Once the plaque and bacteria have been removed, the gums should return to good health. However, if gum disease is left untreated, your child's gums can start to recede and pockets can be created in the gum tissue. Over time, this will expose your child's teeth to attack; eventually causing bone and tooth loss. While tooth loss will mainly be harmful to an adult with a permanent set of teeth, your child can still struggle with cavities and infection. Solutions for losing a tooth as an adult include a dental implant or other options that we can go over during an appointment. All of these solutions are effective and can restore a smile.
They will, however, cost you significantly more money than what you would spend on a simple teeth cleaning and dental exam for your child. If you are budget conscious, having your child's teeth regularly cleaned should be a top priority. At Camelback Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we can work with you to create a plan for preventative dental care and address any current health issues that your child has so that the dental work is affordable. If you live in the local area, do not delay in scheduling your child's dental exam. Call 602-595-3531