In some cases, an artificial space maintainer may be needed to hold the space for the permanent tooth when it is ready to push into the mouth. This can shorten or even prevent orthodontic treatment in the future. Your child’s dentist will determine the need for one and will explain which appliance may be right for your little one.
Don’t forget that baby teeth are valuable and contribute to your child’s overall well-being. Always consult with a dentist following any accident.