Treatment for CCD will often require coordination between oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, and prosthodontists, as well as your family dentist. The earlier the condition is recognized and properly treated, the better the chances are for a patient's favorable outcome.
Further, depending on the dental issues present, a team of dental professionals might recommend extracting the remaining primary teeth or extra teeth or removing the bone covering the permanent teeth to allow them to erupt. It’s essential to carefully coordinate the patient’s orthodontic treatment to ensure that the teeth will be aligned and fit together correctly. Additionally, a prosthodontist or general dentist may need to help plan to replace any missing teeth.
While CCD can present several dental challenges, rest assured that your child's team of medical and dental professionals can design a treatment plan to help keep your child and their smile healthy. Regardless of any dental abnormalities, it's always important to stick to a healthy and consistent oral care routine, including twice-daily teeth brushing and cleaning between the teeth with interdental brushes, floss, or water flossers at least once a day.