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Child needs full mouth rehabilitation. What to do?

Hi. SO i have a son who is in need of a full mouth rehabilitation. When I was younger, I had very bad teeth as well. I went to the dentist when i was seven, for the first time, and had 18 cavities. My parents decided not to treat but two then and when I was eleven went to another dentist who had me put in the operating room where I had six teeth extracted, pedio partials put in, crowns put on my teeth, and cavities filled. I had very bad teeth and still do. After my experience with root canals as a child I am reluctant to put my child in the operating room and have waited a year. Now I fear he may have more cavities.
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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Thank you for your query.

Cavities in teeth occur because of poor oral hygiene and not burshing the teeth regularly and especially before retiring in the night. Depending on your son's age further course of action can be planned in consultation with the dentist. As you have not mentioned your son's age and the number of cavities present it is difficult for me to provide any opinion.

If your son's permanent teeth have not started to erupt yet then most of the dentists suggest that oral hygiene be maintained. However if the teeth have large cavities then there is no alternative to filling or root canal treatment.

I hope I have answered your quer to your satisfaction.


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