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How do I know if I my child needs a removable dental space maintainer?

If your child loses a baby tooth prematurely, as a result of an accident or dental disease, he or she may need a dental space maintainer. A space maintainer can hold a place for the permanent tooth to come in. A dentist or orthodontist can decide whether to place a dental space maintainer.

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