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How Many Cavities Has The Average Us 8 Year Old Had
My 8 year old son has a black spot the size of maybe 3 pin points on the bottom of both of his top canine teeth. Are they cavities? Do we fill them?
Probably: But you will have to see a dentist to confirm. If cavities probably needs fillings because the upper baby canines still have another 3-4 years before they are ready to fall out to allow the permanent canines to erupt. Small fillings easier and less expensive than large ones, so please call your dentist now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 8 year old daughter had an extremeky large cavity in her top back molar. She was missing 4 sides of the tooth. They recommend a root canal but there really isn't any tooth left to save. Would u still recommend a root canal or get it pulled and use a sp
My 8 year old daughter had eight cavities today at the dentist and she has been brushing her teeth. No sign of pain whatsoever?
Eight cavities: No pain does not mean no cavities. Brushing needs to one part of oral hygiene, to include flossing (where are the cavities...if you don't floss you will get cavities between the teeth), and proper diet. Talk to your dentist and dental hygienist about proper brushing and flossing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: You would be surprised. But our practice sees at least one child between the ages of 2-5 yrs old with multiple cavities. But not all cavities need to treated right away. Sometimes topicals or mouth rinses can be used. Talk to your dentist, or seek out a pediatric dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and No: There are many factors that contribute to the presence of oral disease. We see high rates of tooth decay in certain geographic areas, and very low rates in others. Dietary habits, cultural norms, and socio-economic status are also great contributors to the presence or absence of disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Baby teeth are important. It's important to maintain baby teeth for several reasons. At 3yrs, your child will have this tooth for several more years, so it's important to take care of it to prevent a toothache. The baby tooth will maintain the space for the permanent tooth that will replace it. If the baby tooth is pulled, a space maintainer is needed to prevent further developmental problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More than likely : Baby teeth 'hold space' for the adult teeth. If a cavity is untreated in a baby tooth for an extended period of time, the space for the adult tooth may be lost (in addition to the potential for pain/swelling/infection). Thereby crowding the adult teeth. But, if a baby tooth is about to be lost, then a filling will not be necessary. Check with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. Absolutely!!: Your son will have the baby tooth for several more years. The bacteria will spread from the decayed tooth within 2-3 minutes following brushing and could cause more decay in other teeth. If the decay is not removed it will get worse and could cause your son pain. Get the treatment recommended. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is filling cavities for a 5-year-old worth the risk of sedation? If so why? Why not watch for signs of complication of cavities? Child not having pain
Is this dentist scamming me? Went to the dentist recently and he said that an old cavity needed to be removed and replaced with a crown. However, I have went to the dentist earlier this year and she said i only needed a new filling. He said that the fil
How are young children treated for cavities? Our two year old has a cavity, for which she's going to be treated next week. We're wondering what that procedure entails for young kids and if there is anything special we need to do beforehand? Our dentist ju
With care: Jule, you should really talk to your dentist. A child is learning as they grow up. A good, early dental experience is key to a life time of healthy happy teeth. Pick a dentist or pediatric dentist that is skilled in the handling of small children. They have many techniques to make the experience an easy one. Set them off on the right foot and dental care will not be scary for them. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My nine year old went to the dentist recently and the dentist missed a bad cavity. Are cavities hard to detect?
Sometimes: When they are large it should be quite easy unless there was a lot of debris that was not removed first. Small ones can be very difficult to find in some areas even with xrays, but large ones should be pretty easy to find with the aid of xrays. Sometimes they are larger than they appears as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My three year old has a small cavity in his molar. Brushes teeth regularly. What would cause this?
My three year old needs more fluoride, i bought anti cavity toothpaste and floss. What else can I do to help her?
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