Space Maintainers

SPACE MAINTAINERS

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SPACE MAINTAINERS

In cases when a tooth has extensive decay or an infection, Dr. Ruiz will recommend removing the tooth. When a tooth needs to be removed, Dr. Ruiz will assess whether your child needs space maintainers to maintain the space for the adult teeth that will be erupting in the future. Space maintainers are needed to maintain the space of a baby tooth when it has been lost or needs to be removed prematurely. They will help prevent the teeth from drifting and causing orthodontic issues, such as crowding.