Baby Teeth Cavity Treatment

Typically toddlers (14 months to 3 years old) require dental treatment because they fall asleep with a bottle, on a breast, or they are breast fed on demand. These children get cavities on their front teeth.

Three to five year old children require dental treatment because they have cavities on back teeth. Cavities on the back teeth start either in the grooves on top of a tooth or between the teeth. ( A dental examination is not complete if x-rays are not taken )

Front teeth fall out at age six or seven. Back teeth fall out at age 12 or 13.

Lossing front teeth too early does not have long term consequences on the permanent teeth.
Lossing back teeth too early does have long term consequences on the permanent teeth.

Fixing Back Teeth

Fixing Front Teeth

  • Younger children are seen typically because they have cavities on their front teeth. Cavities on front teeth are caused by falling asleep with a bottle

  • Falling asleep on a breast or breast feeding on demand.

  • This is an image of a two year olds front teeth. The cavities are a result of breast feeding on demand.

  • Typically there is more decay on the back of the front teeth.

  • Teeth are hollow. This is a drawing showing the hollow part of a tooth. The hollow part of the tooth contains the nerves and blood vessels.

  • This is what the hollow part of a baby tooth looks like.

  • When we fix the upper front teeth, this hollow part is accessed.

  • The nerves are removed from the hollow part and...

  • ... the hollow part is cleaned and sterilized.

  • The hollow area is dried out...

  • ... and a paste is spiraled into the area.

  • The teeth are then fixed or restored with white filling material.

  • This three year old has an infection ( bubble on the gum ) above a front tooth.

  • Three teeth were restored. The infected tooth was removed.

  • Sometimes there is not enough tooth to work with.

  • Three teeth were restored. The severely broken tooth was removed.

  • Some teeth are not fixable at all. This is an eighteen month old that went to bed with a bottle.

  • The four front teeth were restored a year and a half ago. This child ran into a coffee table and broke one of the teeth. Restored teeth are not as strong as what God gave him.

  • The alternative is to extract all the front teeth.

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