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2 Year Old Teeth Cavity
NO!: Please see a pediatric dental specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Depends: If the teeth can be repaired, it's best to do so. However, if the teeth a severely decayed, it may be necessary to extract them. Depending on the area of the mouth teeth are extracted, the space may need to be held by using a space maintainer so that the space will remain open and available for the permanent teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
12 year molars coming at 18 acting like wisdoms/painful. Dentist wants to pull 2 baby teeth instead of 12 year molars?
12 year molars: People who are congenitally missing wisdom teeth often have late eruption of 12 year molars. There are things you can do to relieve pain...talk to your Dentist. Over-retained baby teeth, as they are larger than the premolars that are supposed to replace them, cause occlusion problems. Before you do anything see a specialist Orthodontist for free exam to discuss long-term occlusion management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pedodontist!!: If your child needs a pulpotomy, doing just a filling will make the situation worse. If a cavity is into the nerve of the tooth and the tooth is alive a pulpotomy along with filling or strip crown is appropriate. If the nerve is dead, typically the teeth are helped out of the mouth, and given to the tooth fairy. A dead baby tooth can cause a problem with a growing permebant tooth. See pedodontist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kid is 4 yrs old she has tooth decay problem from 2 yrs. She has 7 tooth decayed consulted a pediatric dentist he askto refill them will she bear it?
Speak with dentist: This may be treated better in the OR. Check with the pedodontist prior to the inception of any treatment to make sure the modality of treatment is up to your expectations. Try to establish excellent home care and frequent hygiene visits to avoid caries in the permanent dentition. Also evaluate your child's diet and make sure that she is on a fluoride supplement if the water is not fluoridated. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
My 7 year old daughter has strong white patches in her 2 front teeth which are the permanent teeth. Should i be worried?
See a dentist!: One is poor oral hygiene, with the paque/tarter not being removed effectively or cavities, two could be meds or supplements that the child is taking or chewing. Three, if the mother had tetracycline antibiotic when pregnant or the child being placed on tetracycline at an early age, the permanent, developing teeth take on a darken bluish brown coloration. This doesn't happen as much as now. Juice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydrate....: It is important to make sure the child is drinking as much fluid as possible to replace the losses from the diarrhea. Please call the pediatrician to discuss this; there are many non-viral causes of diarrhea and you need to be sure what is happening here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Root canal lasted 31 years. Updated to a crown a year ago. Now tooth under crown has decay. What are odds decay was resorption vs. Bacteria introduced?
Yes: Orthodontists see this frequently, especially in children with insufficient posterior arch length. 3rd molars can palisade over the 2nd molars creating eruption anomalies. Please have your child checked by an orthodontist. The services of an oral surgeon may be in order. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Natal teeth: In about 3000 babies "natal" teeth appear first on the lower gums. This are teeth that babies are sometimes either born with or emerge days after birth. This common form of lower/bottom teeth are different from neonatal teeth that can emerge within 30 days for birth. Natal teeth are often electively removed particularly if they interfere with feeding. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Bronchodilator: If the cough is effective and the mucus clears easily from the lower airway nothing is needed. But, if the mucus seems to be difficult to clear there may be some bronchospasm and the child may be helped by using a bronchodilator such as albuteral. It can be delivered by using a nebulizer or and inhaler with a spacer. In some cases an inhaled steroid may be also beneficial. See your doctor. ...Read more