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The problem of Hypodontia in South East London

30 / 03 / 2013

Some conditions are more irritating than others in south east London, but you can always rely on your dentist to cover most bases. However, some situations require more specialist work and one such condition is hypodontia. This is a condition found more in children and their secondary teeth and what it actually means- the secondary teeth have failed to erupt correctly or in some cases, even at all. There are many reasons why this could happen; some of it is down to genetics, sometimes because the teeth have not the room to grow into and this could lead to impacted teeth. Either way, treating the condition may require the work of your dentist, an orthodontist and if the child is very young, a paediatric dentist as well. The work may involve the use of space maintainers so that the teeth may come through, or orthodontic procedures to free the hidden teeth and straighten the ones in the mouth. Later, cosmetic treatments such as bridgework, implants or the wearing of dentures may be required to not only make your smile healthier, but it will also help to protect your bite as well.

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