This is especially important in cases where baby teeth were lost or removed early. Loss of space may lead to the need for removal of adult teeth in the future or prolonged treatment time during teenage years.
When space has been lost at an early age (as described above), it may be possible to regain this space prior to eruption of the remaining adult teeth. Space management cannot be emphasized enough, as it is probably the single leading cause of adult tooth extractions in the future.
While only a certified dental professional will be able to let you know for sure, if you observe any of the following in your child, make an appointment for them with us ASAP.