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What Are The Risks Associated With Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Teething: The symptoms of teething are highly variable between children. Some children get teeth without any symptoms at all, while others are just miserable. The most common symptoms are excessive drooling, mildly elevated temperature, diarrhea, restlessness and irritability. Cold teething rings, pain medications and messaging the gum areas can help somewhat. A natural treatment named camilia can help. ...Read moreSee 2 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
Early- white spots: Baby bottle tooth decay is more accurately referred to as early childhood caries since children don’t need to be using a bottle to develop tooth decay. The very earliest stages of ecc can appear as white spots on the teeth- often by the gumline. This is demineralized dental enamel. If the demineralization continues under the enamel, the spot will become darker. The enamel can appear intact. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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My son of 3 years old, has bottle tooth decay.Is there any risk of other infections spreading because of it?What else should we do except of brushing
Discuss with Pedo...: Yes, teeth with decay can become infected and spread to any other part of the body. This would be very serious and needs to be avoided at all costs. The teeth should be repaired if possible, or extracted if necessary. Have a discussion with a pedodontist what would be best the best treatment for all teeth and how to prevent further dental problems in general. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Since tooth #11 lies under the floor of the nose, what are the possibilities of any risk from the infection or doing root canal on that teeth.?
Careful....: An infection in this tooth can present serious complications. Immediate care can prevent these complications. Root canals are part of solving the problem. Although root canal treatment is not a life-long fix in a small percentage of cases, it is an accepted and recognized long-term solution to prevent infection. There is little risk in doing a root canal procedure for #11. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 Weeks newborn takes formula prepared with 2.5-3 oz of nursery water with fluoride. Is my baby at risk of fluorosis in the future with this amount?
Not from the ...: Nursery water with fluoride does not have a concentration of fluoride above 0.7 ppm which is the reported "optimal level". Fluoride is also very often added to the drinking water that you get from the tap (depends on your community). I would not recommend additional fluoride vitamins, but mixing the formula with the nursery water is fine. Congratulations on the new baby! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person gets teeth bleaching at his dentist's office, what's the effectiveness and are there side effects?
Very effective: Professional teeth whitening is vey effective with few side effects. It will depend on what you are looking for, how white you want your teeth and how dark your teeth are to begin with. Some extremely dark teeth are difficult to whiten. Sometimes your teeth can be sensitive during the process but this goes away quickly when you are finished. ...Read more
Possibly: Treating a young child for grinding is a tough. Mouthguards are not very well tolerated at that age, and determining the cause is even more difficult. I heard once from a kids specialist that if pets are around that may have fleas, the fleas may get into the saliva of the child and create a situation where grinding can occur. Usually they grow out of it, but see kids specialist (pedodontist). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you have been on steroids recently for flare ups of sle, it could lead to post operative complications. Also, there is always a chance that there may be a latent cardiac problem that will only become apparent when you are under stress, like during a surgery. I would see and oral surgeon, and have him/her work with your physician to manage your case safely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No treatment: There is no specific treatment for teething except help minimize the discomfort for the baby. Giving them safe frozen celery to chew on or frozen bagels help minimize discomfort. If too fussy and depending on their age check with the pediatrician and tylenol helps with the pain managment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Future loss of tooth: Short roots mean that the teeth are not as solid as teeth with longer roots. If there is bone loss around these teeth (periodontal disease), the teeth may become loose and eventually be lost. Also short rooted teeth are not good support for dentures or bridges. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which age for braces will have less risk of root resorption? Young or old? Does age have anything to do with root resorption? Is that true the younger you are, the shorter the teeth root is and so the more risky for root resorption with teeth movement?
Always: There is always root resorption associated with tooth movement. Resorption is almost always microscopic and not of concern. Noticeable resorption can be caused by heavy intermittent force, movement of roots into outer layer of bone (cortical plate), genetic predisposition, and many other reasons. Timing of Orthodontic Rx has many determinants. Please see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Since tooth #11 lies under the floor of the nose, what are the possibilities of any risk from infection/ touching the nose by root canal on that teeth?
Few safety concerns: Wash the pacifier, and examine it for defects (cracked, elongated nipple, etc.) if you find any defects-discard it. Never tie a string around the pacifier-it could be a strangulation hazard. Limit pacifier use to bedtime, or times of high stress. This will reduce the chance of developing a pacifier habit later on, which might lead to dental problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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