Why is important to fix baby teeth?

We’ve heard this question more than a few times.

Why should we fix baby teeth? Aren’t they just going to fall out anyway?

Baby teeth might not last as long as permanent teeth, but they are just as important. These teeth play an important role in the child’s development. Baby teeth help develop speech and chewing function. They also hold the space for the developing permanent teeth. Early loss of baby teeth can lead to crowding and bite problems down the road. Untreated decay in baby teeth will progress and can lead to pain and infection with serious health consequences for the child. If your child is experiencing painful decay, please contact us right away.