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A 38-year-old member asked:

what should i do if my 17 month old has severe tooth decay?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 9 years experience
Get help soon: See a pedodontist, a dentist specialist for infants and kids. Stop sending kid to bed with bottle of milk if you have been.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Get to a dentist!!: See a dentist right away and get the treatment needed. Child likely will need sedation to get care. If you are giving them anything other than water to go to bed please stop. That is the most common cause.
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Cosmetic Dentistry 39 years experience
Pedodontist: You need to take your child to a pedodontist to treat the decay as soon as possible.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

My 17 month old has severe tooth decay, is it too late to go to the dentist?

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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
No get help: Dental caries in infants need to be treated as soon as possible. A pediatric dentist or childrens' hospital dental clinic can care for the child in a setting geared towards young ones. The baby teeth are important to care for to allow for adult teeth to come into place and permit the child to have a good diet. While waiting for the dental visit, you need to brush the child's teeth daily.

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