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Dental caries in children

Posted on 5/8/2023 by Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry
Dental caries in childrenDental caries forms when the food particles deposit in between the teeth. They form plaque and if it accumulates for long tartar is formed. This later causes the teeth to decay and dental caries and cavities form. The teeth of children need the care to prevent them from having dental caries which can lead to tooth loss. Our dentists will assist in the prevention of dental caries in your child and educate you on ways that you can take care of the child's teeth

Symptoms of dental caries in children

The symptoms may be different for each child but the common symptoms include white spots forming on the affected areas of the teeth. The enamel breaks down and exposes the dentin. An early cavity that is light brown appears and it darkens as time goes by. Visit the dentist with your child often so that the dentist will identify the early formation of caries so that it doesn't lead to severe oral health hazards. The dentist might need to conduct an X-ray to determine if your child has dental caries.

Treatment of dental caries

The major treatment is the removal of the infected part, and replacement by fillings is done. The fillings done are known as restorations and there are direct and indirect restorations. The direct require that the child goes to the dentist in one single visit into the hole. The fillings match the color of the natural teeth. Indirect restorations require two or even more visits with bridges, on lays and inlays, veneers, and crowns.

Our dentists will give a treatment plan that is fit for your child after they develop dental caries. The dentist will also offer guidance on how to prevent the teeth of children from getting dental caries.

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Wichita, KS 67101-9619


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At Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Healy created this informative blog to assist with educating the community about various topics of pediatric dentistry.
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