Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Treatment
Does your baby love feeding bottles that much that he/she is not giving up on it? You aren’t aware that using feeding bottles for a long time may cause your child suffering from tooth decay. If you are oblivious about this then better read this and helps you on how to avoid baby bottle tooth decay and treatments for this.
If you’re a little bit confused about this, you can go visit your dental doctor for better knowing and check this out.
Baby bottles tooth decay
Baby bottle tooth decay is the most common problem among children at the age of 5 or below. In instances, your child might be at a high risk of getting this problem if he keeps on drinking liquids from the bottle that has sugar contain in it. Examples for this are artificial sugars in fruit juice or natural sugars that came from milk.
If your child is suffering in this, as you cannot brush their teeth properly yet, we will be talking about treatments in here.
Treatments for baby bottle tooth decay
Some parent may think that their child’s teeth are just temporary, when infected, nothing to worry about. However, the baby’s milk teeth are very relevant since they help a child accomplish some very important breakthrough like speaking, laughing, eating and smiling.
If you think that the infected baby teeth will just fall off soon, however it takes time before it happen. They will suffer soon from severe pain and irritation. For your information, too, the baby’s milk teeth are the positions for the permanent teeth later on. If they suffer from this, it may cause problems in the baby’s dental placement in the future.
But most importantly, you can make your child’s daily food change to keep away tooth decay. You can control them by acidic foods limitations, any kinds of juice limitations and replacing water for any in a child’s bottle. This process may make your child odd but as time goes by they will get used to it. The changes you will make should be also consulted with a pediatrician or pediatric dentist.
The treatments may be applied depending the age of a child or the condition they have. If you see an early signs of problems in this you can go work with us, Kyrene Family Dentistry, and we can plan an approach to treatment.
Kyrene Family Dentistry may also offer a treatment like fluoride supplements and sedation for advantages for your children. Fluoride supplements help prevent decay for children and also for adults. This fluoride is directly applied to the teeth. The sedation also is good for people who have fear in dental visits and treatments. This is an anxiety reduction which allows a person to relax from the treatment.
There also times that fluoride treatments may be not enough if the symptoms are already visible enough. Symptoms may include black spots on the teeth, bleeding gums, fever, swelling, and bad breath. If you see any kinds of symptoms in them like this, see below for further treatment details.
Filling a cavity helps to prevent tooth decay. This will prevent bacteria from entering the tooth and infecting the inside. Cavities must be taken as early as possible. That is why parents should know the symptoms when your child is suffering from decays. Fillings are accessible and low cost than the other ways to rescue teeth with more severe decay.
This is how filling works
The dentist will first numb the area where he will be treating a tooth. They will use a tool that includes drill, air abrasion or laser to take off the decayed part of the tooth. When the cavity was opened up, the dentist will eventually check or examine the tooth to ensure that the whole decayed part of the tooth was removed properly. The cavity will clean to construct a space for the filling. The dentist will shine and try matching the original tooth structure by the time where filling are done.
When a tooth is badly rotted enough and almost broken, crowning a tooth could help. In this, the tooth will only be fixed in this way to which pursuit to bring back the tooth at the gum line. In this way sometimes a crown is added after having a treatment like root canal to forbid a tooth from breaking.
The crown has an important role to grip a delicate tooth together that maximizes the chance to the patient to keep him or her teeth. Crown may also used to build up a tooth that is already broken. When a tooth has a very large amount of filling, the crown will overlay the filling and it supports the tooth. The crown is supposedly should be looking like an original tooth.
Crowning is usually used also in merging of dental implant and bridge, which also Kyrene Family Dentistry is offering. Dental implant is an object where they serve to be as a basis for a false tooth. The bridges are used to a gap that is created amidst one or more than missing teeth.
When a child suffers severe pain, the tooth will really need to be removed by the dentist immediately. This is what we called root canal. The rest of the pulp can heal afterwards the tooth was thoroughly clear up and closed. The tooth is commonly closed with a crown.
The process is like this
This process can be performed by the dentist; they will remove the tooth nerve and pulp. They will apparently execute X-ray first to see if there is infected bone and then determines the structure of the root canal. If there are findings of nerve, dentist will use a pain killer for the area to numb. The dentist will keep the area around the tooth dry by using a sheet of rubber. Eventually they’ll drill a hole to a tooth. They will remove the pulp and clean the area using file which is used to fix the sides of canals.