Pediatric Space Maintainers in Socorro, NM

If your child loses a baby tooth before their permanent tooth is ready to come in, it could create problems for their alignment later in life. Our pediatric dentists, Dr. Stephen M. Cito and Dr. Mike, can use a space maintainer in Socorro, New Mexico, to help keep your child’s smile straight. If your child has lost a tooth a little too soon, call Tiny Teeth Children’s Dentistry at 575-838-3912 to plan your visit.

The baby teeth, or primary teeth, allow your child to chew and eat; however, that is not their only purpose. Primary teeth also act as guides to ensure that permanent teeth erupt in their proper places. If a baby tooth is lost too early, the permanent tooth no longer has a guide, which can result in it drifting or erupting in the wrong position. The premature loss of baby teeth can also lead to the neighboring teeth shifting or tilting into the space that should have been preserved for the permanent tooth that will later erupt. Baby teeth may be lost early for several reasons, including:

  • Severe tooth decay and infection
  • Falls or other accidents
  • Diseases or other conditions
  • Teeth missing at birth

No matter the reason for a lost or missing tooth, our pediatric dentists will make certain that, if needed, space is held to allow for the proper eruption of the permanent tooth. To do so, we may recommend a space maintainer to keep the space open until the permanent tooth erupts. There are several types of space maintainers available, including both removable and fixed options. We will make sure that your child receives the type of space maintainer that best fits their unique needs. For more information on the available types of space maintainers and their benefits, we invite you to contact us soon.

Reviews

  • First visit for my son who is 2. I was referred by a friend. The girls in the front were friendly they have iPads for the kids to play while waiting and the Dentist was good with baby and surprisingly got a peek at my sons teeth. The "cleaning" was very quick but I know he was wiggling. Over all it was a good first time visit.

    Esperanza M
  • I've been bringing my son to Dr.cito's office since he was 2. He's 4 now and loves going to the dentist. The front office always greets me with a smile and good morning. And thank goodness they remind me of our appointments. The assistants in the back make him feel special, like his part of the family. They are full of answers for my questions and follow my questions by asking Dr.Cito. I have recommended Dr.Cito to all my family and I would recommend him to anyone with small kids

    Selina P
  • Dentist, hygienist, staff, and assistants are absolutely amazing. They were so wonderful to my autistic son.

    Amber K.
  • Best Kids dentist I have been too, office oriented toward kids, easy going.

    Tom K
  • Dr Cito and son Dr Cito are great with the kids and staff are really nice. My boys love going to the dentist and actually have fun!!!

    Andrea G
  • Was referred here with my daughter who had cavities. After bringing her here and her surgery going so smooth I brought all my kids here and are extremely satisfied. All the staff are very friendly and Dr Cito himself was great!!

    Monica L
  • The Best Dentist, In my Opinion, He Was Mine since I was Little Girl was my Oldest Daughter And my 2 Little one now And My Grandkids Also my niece's and Nephews. He Did Surgery on One of my Daughters when she was 1year old due to some calcium issues and her teeth are beautiful Now 11 years after. I Would Refer Dr. Cito to all parents for dental work.

    Samantha V.
  • Very good person yep! My daughter is well taken care of I absolutely have no complaints about this dental office

    Walter S.
  • Dr. Cito and his staff are very nice and do a great job with each and every patient!

    Joseph M
  • Really nice staff, really clean and the boys don't mind the examinations or flossing.

    Rex F.

Pediatric Space Maintainers in Socorro, NM

If your child loses a baby tooth before their permanent tooth is ready to come in, it could create problems for their alignment later in life. Our pediatric dentists, Dr. Stephen M. Cito and Dr. Mike, can use a space maintainer in Socorro, New Mexico, to help keep your child’s smile straight. If your child has lost a tooth a little too soon, call Tiny Teeth Children’s Dentistry at 575-838-3912 to plan your visit.

The baby teeth, or primary teeth, allow your child to chew and eat; however, that is not their only purpose. Primary teeth also act as guides to ensure that permanent teeth erupt in their proper places. If a baby tooth is lost too early, the permanent tooth no longer has a guide, which can result in it drifting or erupting in the wrong position. The premature loss of baby teeth can also lead to the neighboring teeth shifting or tilting into the space that should have been preserved for the permanent tooth that will later erupt. Baby teeth may be lost early for several reasons, including:

  • Severe tooth decay and infection
  • Falls or other accidents
  • Diseases or other conditions
  • Teeth missing at birth

No matter the reason for a lost or missing tooth, our pediatric dentists will make certain that, if needed, space is held to allow for the proper eruption of the permanent tooth. To do so, we may recommend a space maintainer to keep the space open until the permanent tooth erupts. There are several types of space maintainers available, including both removable and fixed options. We will make sure that your child receives the type of space maintainer that best fits their unique needs. For more information on the available types of space maintainers and their benefits, we invite you to contact us soon.

Reviews

  • First visit for my son who is 2. I was referred by a friend. The girls in the front were friendly they have iPads for the kids to play while waiting and the Dentist was good with baby and surprisingly got a peek at my sons teeth. The "cleaning" was very quick but I know he was wiggling. Over all it was a good first time visit.

    Esperanza M
  • I've been bringing my son to Dr.cito's office since he was 2. He's 4 now and loves going to the dentist. The front office always greets me with a smile and good morning. And thank goodness they remind me of our appointments. The assistants in the back make him feel special, like his part of the family. They are full of answers for my questions and follow my questions by asking Dr.Cito. I have recommended Dr.Cito to all my family and I would recommend him to anyone with small kids

    Selina P
  • Dentist, hygienist, staff, and assistants are absolutely amazing. They were so wonderful to my autistic son.

    Amber K.
  • Best Kids dentist I have been too, office oriented toward kids, easy going.

    Tom K
  • Dr Cito and son Dr Cito are great with the kids and staff are really nice. My boys love going to the dentist and actually have fun!!!

    Andrea G
  • Was referred here with my daughter who had cavities. After bringing her here and her surgery going so smooth I brought all my kids here and are extremely satisfied. All the staff are very friendly and Dr Cito himself was great!!

    Monica L
  • The Best Dentist, In my Opinion, He Was Mine since I was Little Girl was my Oldest Daughter And my 2 Little one now And My Grandkids Also my niece's and Nephews. He Did Surgery on One of my Daughters when she was 1year old due to some calcium issues and her teeth are beautiful Now 11 years after. I Would Refer Dr. Cito to all parents for dental work.

    Samantha V.
  • Very good person yep! My daughter is well taken care of I absolutely have no complaints about this dental office

    Walter S.
  • Dr. Cito and his staff are very nice and do a great job with each and every patient!

    Joseph M
  • Really nice staff, really clean and the boys don't mind the examinations or flossing.

    Rex F.
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