Severe early decay
More correctly know as early childhood caries
, it is one of the most emotionally and physically devastating oral diseases.
It causes severe, rapid decay of an infant's teeth. Often the 4 upper front teeth may need to be extracted by age two and pulpotomies (baby root canals) and stainless steel crowns placed on the back teeth. The good news is it is 100% preventable with proper infant care.