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Can My Child’s Filling Wait?

Loving parents are rightly concerned with their children’s dental health. And in view of the fact that baby teeth are ultimately replaced, it makes sense to wonder why we should bother filling a cavity on your child’s baby tooth. To understand why a dentist may recommend treatment, please consider a couple basic principles.

Each Case Is Different

To give you the best answer, your dentist would have to examine your child’s mouth, in person. A baby tooth with a cavity that is not too far advanced may be due to fall out in the next few months. If that appears to be so, then there is not really any need for a filling.

Some spots of decay are too far advanced to be left alone. Baby teeth are not as strong as adult teeth, and cavities quickly spread if treatment is delayed. If the tooth is one that will continue serving your child for more than the year to come, it will likely be in your son or daughter’s best interests to have it filled.

Baby Teeth Are Important!

Baby teeth serve as placeholders for the adult teeth to come. The decay on baby teeth can infect new adult teeth, and prematurely missing baby teeth can allow adult teeth to grow in crooked. Baby teeth with advanced decay can cause your child discomfort and pose the risk of causing a more serious health issue such as a brain infection.

Timely restorative care is invaluable to your child’s health, and his or her health is your dentist’s first priority. Schedule an exam today!

Posted on behalf of:
Grateful Dental
2000 Powers Ferry Rd SE #1
Marietta, GA 30067
(678) 593-2979

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