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Does a 3 year old boy really need to have a baby tooth cavity filled if it is not bothering her?

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Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dr. Maurice Lindly
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not bothering yet !

Baby teeth require regular maintaince to prevent premature loss leading to excessive crouding and limited jaw space for adult teeth and a tendency to impair health over time.
A variety if dental fluride gels can be painted on teeth early & toughen teeth. Kids on public programs now get covered dental visits starting @ 6m.

In brief: Not bothering yet !

Baby teeth require regular maintaince to prevent premature loss leading to excessive crouding and limited jaw space for adult teeth and a tendency to impair health over time.
A variety if dental fluride gels can be painted on teeth early & toughen teeth. Kids on public programs now get covered dental visits starting @ 6m.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Previous doctor absolutely correct.
Also if you remove the tooth the adjacent teeth can shift and crown out the permanent tooth when it is ready to come in and this can affect their bite and make orthodontic treatment more difficult if necessary later on.

In brief: Yes

Previous doctor absolutely correct.
Also if you remove the tooth the adjacent teeth can shift and crown out the permanent tooth when it is ready to come in and this can affect their bite and make orthodontic treatment more difficult if necessary later on.
Dr. Phillip Frist
Dr. Phillip Frist
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Although its a baby tooth your child may have the tooth until they are 10-12 years old.
If a cavity isn't treated it can cause an infection and pain as well as damage to the adult tooth that is growing underneath it. Don't wait, it will only get worse.

In brief: Yes

Although its a baby tooth your child may have the tooth until they are 10-12 years old.
If a cavity isn't treated it can cause an infection and pain as well as damage to the adult tooth that is growing underneath it. Don't wait, it will only get worse.
Dr. Sharon Perelman
Dr. Sharon Perelman
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