Sometimes we can write a lot, but in the end a picture speaks louder, and easier to explain whatever is happening.
In this post I will put some pictures to illustrate progression of caries, to illustrate gum disease hence importance of prophylaxis treatment, the tooth eruption chart, so that parents know what to expect and at about what period etc.
1. If the root is still present and can be restored, then a crown can be made. (1st picture)
2. second picture illustrates the use of post and core under a crown if the tooth structure remaining is not very strong.
if a tooth has been extracted then
a. a bridge of at least 3 units can be used as fixed option
b. an implant
c. a removable denture
When the gums start to become red and bleed , it is one of the signs that gum diseases have begun. We can at the office do prophylaxis treatment, through scaling/ root planning.
At home to maintain the hygiene, brushing and flossing should be continued.
Deep caries in Primary teeth should be treated too