When there is some dental issue in a milk tooth and it needs to be treated, the first question that the parent asks a dentist is “aren’t these milk teeth? Aren’t they supposed to fall off? Why do we need to treat them?” Well God has given us two sets of teeth, in case you don’t take care of the first set you will have trouble with the next one too. The answer is simple; you need to know a few facts about milk teeth to know how important they are.
Sterilization is the process of killing all microorganisms like bacteria, algae, fungi, and spores from the surface of any instruments. A good or sound sterilization practice not only protects the patient but also all the staff who are in the dental team from getting infected or transferring the infection from one person to another. In the medical field, all instruments cannot be disposed off with a single-use. They need to be treated to remove all microorganisms so that they are like new instruments every time you use it on a patient.
Bruxism is the unnecessary, excessive and unconscious grinding of teeth. It is an oral parafunctional activity. Causes: Usually, bruxism may be caused by stress and anxiety. However, things like an altered bite, missing teeth, malaligned teeth or disorders like sleep apnoea may also be the cause.
All dentists try their best to save a tooth up to their last best opportunity. However, there might come a situation when the tooth has to be removed. The causes for extraction could be varied from
Sucking can be of nutritive value, self-soothing and a pleasurable oral reflex. Soon after birth the child has a reflexive behavior for sucking. Anything kept in mouth will be sucked. Usually this reflex will go by 4 months of age. If it persists beyond this age it becomes a habit which can pose some orthodontic problems to the teeth.