Space maintainers: Preserving the health of our pediatric patients’ smiles

Primary or baby teeth are not permanent. But this characteristic does not make them any less important. One of our goals is to protect the primary teeth through preventive measures and if necessary, conservative restorative treatment. At Little Pearls Dentistry for Children in Lansdowne, Virginia, we partner with pediatric patients, parents, and caregivers to keep these baby teeth in tip-top shape. But there may be times when a baby tooth is lost prematurely due to trauma, decay, or infection. In some cases we may recommend a “space maintainer” to “hold” or reserve the space for the permanent tooth to erupt correctly.

Proactive care makes a world of difference. Do not delay or wait for problems to arise to schedule an appointment for your child. Call the Little Pearls Dentistry for Children team at (571) 601-2080 now.