Children’s Cavities And Treatment


Symptoms Of Tooth Decay

Children’s tooth decay is a fairly common disease in the early stages of tooth decay, when signs of cavities, dark spots on the teeth are detected, or a child feels sharp pain, then he or she has cavities.

Caries on baby teeth usually start in pits and grooves. Small lesions are difficult to detect with the naked eye, but large lesions often show a hole in the occlusal surface.

The location of caries is usually on the side (the contact surface between teeth) and the lesions due to cavities are usually manifested on smooth surfaces (outer and inner).

Causes Of Tooth Decay In Children

After eating, if there is no proper dental care regimen, leftovers combined with bacteria will form oral acid that corrodes calcium in tooth enamel to create tiny holes that the naked eye cannot see. . Starting from these tiny holes, teeth will lose their ability to defend against new attacks of acid every time they eat.

Treatment Of Caries For Children

The age of a child with tooth decay is important in the treatment of children’s caries. For children under 3 years of age who do not use the procedure, but require support such as restraint, anesthesia or anesthesia during fillings. After age 4, your child will be able to respond to dental treatments and local anesthetics.

Mildly decayed teeth must be filled with gaps or sealed. Heavy tooth decay must be rooted.

How to Prevent Child Tooth Decay

Make it a habit for children to brush their teeth regularly after eating. Some children are lazy to brush their teeth because they do not like the spicy taste of toothpaste, but if they use the right dose as directed, they will slowly form this habit, which helps to limit children’s tooth decay. Children should not keep bottles long or use sweet foods at night. For children at high risk of tooth decay, snacks should be avoided between meals. Have children check teeth at the dentist every 3 months to detect early tooth decay and timely treatment.

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