What is the hazard of tooth decay in children?
Many children always complain of toothache. Parents and friends found out that their children had cavities when they checked their teeth. In fact, after a child has a tooth decay, it needs to be treated in time, otherwise it will bring a lot of harm. Then, what is the harm of a child with a tooth decay?
1. Infection. If a child's tooth decay is not treated in time, it is easy to cause periodontal disease, which can cause other oral problems, and in severe cases, it can lead to systemic infections. In addition, if the tooth inflammation is more serious, it may also affect the development of permanent teeth and eventually cause permanent tooth hypoplasia.
2. Imbalanced facial development. If a child has tooth decay, especially one side of the tooth decay, the child often chooses the other side when chewing food to avoid toothache. It has a greater impact on the appearance of children.
3. Endanger mental health. For children with tooth decay, they are usually afraid to speak because they are afraid of being laughed at by others. Over time, it will affect the child’s social and language skills, and ultimately may affect the child’s mental health. Let the child's character become inferior and withdrawn.
4. Affect development. Children with tooth decay will often have toothache symptoms. If they are not treated in time, it will affect the child's appetite, cause the child's appetite to decrease, affect the chewing function, and cause malnutrition over time, which will eventually affect the child's growth and development.