Tooth depulpation (with subsequent nerve removal) is obligatory in dental prosthetics
In dental clinics, modern technologies are used that allow for processing and preparing the tooth for metal-free and cermet structures, like a crown or cap, without removing the nerve. With a crown, a minimal amount of tooth tissue is removed, the tooth is then covered with a desensitizing agent, and the crown is cemented in. The crown aims to protect the tooth and nerve from any future damage.
After tooth removal, you must disinfect mouth by rinsing
The blood clot, which is formed in the wound on the place of the torn tooth, helps the best healing. When rinsing the mouth, you can accidentally wash this clot out of the wound. Therefore, it is recommended 2-3 days not to touch this place.
Crowns do not cause bad reactions
This is very individual. Inflammation can occur in the areas of contact of the crowns and gums. This depends on the oral mucosa of the patient and the other characteristics of the mouth. If you have a reaction or inflammation to a crown, consult your dentist.
The braces can correct teeth at any age
This is true if you need to correct one or two teeth. Each case is discussed with an orthodontist, since the bite may be impaired due to the peculiarities of the maxillofacial adjustments. A panoramic X-ray and impressions can be taken to treatment plan for braces and alignment of the teeth.
Young children with crocked teeth need to correct their bite
Kids as young as three years old can visit an Orthodontist. If the child sucks a pacifier or he has a habit of sucking a finger this can affect the way the teeth are growing in. This can cause the teeth to grow in crooked or slanted forward. The consultations given by doctor will help prevent premature removal of baby teeth and can instruct ways to diminish bite abnormalities.
Correcting the bite is an expensive procedure
Yes, you have to spend some money for the services of an orthodontist, and they are not cheap. However, if you take into account the consequences of malocclusion, then later on in life there will be bigger problems and much more money and time will be needed to treat teeth. Infections in the mouth can result with diseases of the oral cavity and gums, as well as the gastrointestinal tract. Most importantly, the health of the child will be undermined by possible infections. Therefore, it is always important to prioritize and seek help of a specialist in advance. Sometimes insurance can cover some of the costs for braces and orthodontia work.
Braces are dangerous for teeth enamel
It is necessary to comply with all recommendations of an orthodontist, carefully observe oral hygiene and do not eat or chew on restricted items when wearing braces. As for the destruction of enamel, there is no need to worry because the special material located on the brackets of the braces give off fluoride, which just strengthens the enamel. It is very important to keep the area around the brackets clean to avoid cavities around the brackets.
Getting used to braces takes a lot of time
This is not true. You’ll have to get used to talking and eating with braces but this usually takes one or two weeks, and after a while you can do everything like normal. Pressure on teeth is felt only in the first days after installation of braces, and after the wire is changed but this subsides and there should be no pain.
It’s not obligatory to go to a pediatric dentist, it’s OK for a child to go to an “adult” one
A pediatric dentist has qualified experience and information in the field of working with kids. The treatment of teeth in adults and children varies significantly; this is due to the specificity of resorption of the roots of baby teeth, and the permanent ones erupting. Therefore, it is recommended to refer specifically to the children’s dentist, in addition, his services usually are cheaper.
If the child is afraid of dentists, he will take better care of his teeth hygiene
Maybe a frightened child will brush his teeth more carefully, but visiting a dentist should still not be avoided. Therefore, only a positive attitude of parents, a benevolent tone, a story about a doctor, as a “good wizard”, might all help the child be excited to go for a dental visit. The parents’ behavior helps to avoid problems associated with a child’s visit to the dentist. The responsibility of the parent is to bring the child to the dentist at least twice a year.
Baby teeth fall out anyway, so they don’t need to be treated
After a while, an untreated tooth can be the focus of an infection for the whole body. If a baby tooth is left untreated it can cause problems other than the mouth. The reason we want to keep baby teeth in the mouth is because it is the place holder for the permanent teeth. If the baby teeth are removed too soon, then the adult teeth can grow in abnormally. Also, the resorption of the baby teeth helps the permeant teeth. Problems with baby teeth such as molars, malocclusion, or pain, can be avoided if you contact your dentist in time.