Are these results normal in oral surgury on a three year old?

My three year old had to have her front 4 teeth capped(crowned) the surgery was yesterday. The dentist accidentally busted her maxillary labial frenum and had to stitch it during the procedure. There is a gap between the two front teeth, that was not there before the surgery. Its a pretty big gap, should it go away or not?

Answer: Oral surgery on a three year old

By Sarah h

It is unfortunate that a three year-old had to endure this type of surgery at such a young age.  Having crowns placed on the teeth means that there was trauma or an extensive amount of decay that needed to be restored in order to save her teeth.  Small children have delicate oral tissues and unfortuantely, being that her surgery was in the front of her mouth, her frenum was injured.  It will repair without complications.  The space between her front teeth may be due to the crowns placed. Stainless steel crowns are prefabricated from a dental supply company and cemented on the teeth.  They are not custom made for the patient and despite the dentist or dental auxillary's best efforts, they may not be perfect.  The good news is, they are primary teeth and she has another chance once her adult teeth erupt.  These are temporary, they were able to save her teeth instead or removing them.  Keep the area clean and free of debris.  Brushing and flossing is extremely important, even crowns can get decay.  Instilling proper oral hygiene young has a lifetime of benefits.  

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