Dental Abscess In Milk Molar At 9years

Dental Abscess in a 9-year old child

Dental Abscess in a 9-year old child

This is the dental photograph of a boy who is about 9years old. His parents are concerned about the dental abscess that you are viewing in this picture.

This dental abscess is related to a milk molar which is shaky too. Inspite of such a swelling he does not have any pain. He has been just advised to take a anti-inflammatory medicines for a few days.

Hardly anything is required to be done for such a swelling. It may go down on its own after a few days.

At 9, we can predict that this milk molar would fall off in a couple of months. If there are no other symptoms, it is best left in place for a couple of months. Then it would shed off naturally to make room for the permanent tooth which is developing under it.

Even if we decide to remove this shaky, milk tooth, that’s not an issue. This is shaky because by now major portion of its roots is ‘eaten away’ (resorption of roots) which is very much a normal process for shedding of milk teeth. Secondly, by this time the permanent tooth developing under this milk tooth is also developed considerably and starts exerting presssure on the milk tooth lying above it. So, it (milk tooth) can be safely removed too!

This post once again highlights that regular, periodic dental check-up is very important –every 6 months.

Chalo, take care!


About drparveenchopra

Dr Parveen Chopra is Masters in Dental Surgery.. with 35 years of experience in dentistry. For trying his hand in health writing, he studied Communication for seven years. He is a blogger since 2007- he enjoys writing in conversational style.
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