No, not all. The nerves of primary and permanent teeth are two separate entities. Doing a root canal entails treating only the nerves of primary teeth and has no connection with the permanent teeth. The filling material with which the RC is done gets resorbed and dissolved by the body along with the roots of the primary teeth when the child is growing in age and when the permanent teeth are developing beneath these primary teeth.

There is no connection between the taste buds (present on the tongue) and the nerves of the teeth.

Completely wrong. Regular check-ups and follow-ups are necessary to see whether all the dental work is in order, whether the child is following the instructions, or if any new dental problems are erupting unbeknownst to the child or parent.

Yes, but in cases where permanent teeth are showing signs of eruption or have erupted and the milk tooth has not yet fallen off, to prevent abnormal eruption then baby teeth may be removed early.

As far as oral health is concerned, many small meals has a greater tendency to cause decay because of frequent oral pH drop and difficulty in cleansing the teeth that many more times.

This may be commonly seen when a younger child or a shorter child already displays eruption of permanent teeth and an older child / taller child still retains primary teeth. The time of eruption / falling off of teeth may vary from 6 months to 2 years from their normal time.

Double teeth are conditions when the primary teeth have still not fallen off and the permanent teeth have already erupted. Teeth that are present at birth or in the first month of life are called natal or neonatal teeth. These could be either extra teeth or real baby teeth that may have erupted far earlier.

There are certain genetic predispositions, and constitutional makeup which make a child or an individual have more tendency towards developing dental decay compared to others. Even amongst siblings, it is seen that one brother / sister as having more cavities than the other one.

A pediatric dentist is the one who has aquired an M.D.S. degree (Masters of Dental Surgery) over and above having a basic B.D.S. degree (Bachelor of Dental Surgery). General dentists have a B.D.S. degree whereas specialized dentists like Dr. Bhavsar, who is a pediatric dentist have an M.D.S. degree. The M.D.S. degree is acquired (by a select few B.D.S. graduates) after having done a 3 years specialized course from a recognized university. During the course of an M.D.S. one is required to undertake a research project and submit a thesis also. An M.D.S. qualification is acquired when a candidate is examined and assessed by esteemed examiners from all over the country. Therefore, a general dentist (B.D.S. qualification) cannot profess to be a “specialist” because they simply don’t have the degree, expertise, experience, and responsibility of an M.D.S. specialist dentist.

Scroll to Top