Dental Pain and Treatment In Children


Although milk teeth look like tiny copies of permanent teeth, they have important structural differences. The hard layer of milk teeth, which we call enamel, outside of our teeth, is much softer than permanent teeth and can decay much faster. In addition, since the inner layers contain more and wider canals, microbes can quickly affect the living parts of deciduous teeth. Apart from all these hard tissues, the nerve endings in the children’s teeth are also different, so children may experience pain as a result of tooth decay in the later stages of caries.

Since there is no pain, it should not be thought that milk teeth do not have decay or need treatment. Although its structure is different, similar to permanent teeth, dental filling and root canal treatment should be performed, if needed.