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Front 4 tooth decay

My toddler developed front tooth cavities few months back which has deteriorated very fast. We brush her teeth twice and do not give her any sweets except occasionally. She has and continues to breastfeed apart from solids. We do not want any treatment where she has to be operated under anesthesia. Is there any treatment to stop the decay till she is ready to get her permanent teeth? Something which can be done while she is awake and without medication?
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Hello these front cavities are a result of breast feeding ...u need to make her sip some water after nursing...but whatever cavities have already happened have to be treated..take her to a dentist or pedodontist..it is not necessary that anaesthesia may be required even if it is it is only local anaesthesia where your child will be awake..and Go slow with the treatment one at a time so that the child cooperates every time..milk teeth are very important and have to be preserved till the permanent teeth erupt..take care..
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Mani Dubey Jaipur | Dentist
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Hi All the milk teeth are equally important and it must be best tried to save those till their natural exfoliation. Most of the times tooth can be saved with fillings and root canal. Must contact your nearby dentist/pedodontist to save those uoper front teeth as they will last till her age of 6-7 years. No need to worry about anaesthesia as it has a localized action and patient is well awake during the treatment. Just to decrease further decay always clean her mouth before going to sleep with a gauze or let her sip water after she is finished with the milk. Take care
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Nothing to get scared for anesthesia,it will only be required on surgical intervention, its a nursing caries as per your description, the best is to go a rinse in night to make clean of all the foodies and liquid , 2nd in brushing as a toddler care need to intervene in night brushing.U need to asses the damage by visiting a near by dentist of pedodontic facilitation to set serial extraction if any or to do preoperative temporary feeling of all decay till permanent tooth erupts.Hope u to take small steps to do the remedy instead of going panic.
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Dr. Rashmi Punhani Bangalore | Pediatric Dentist
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Hi there ...these cavities are because of the breast/bottle feeding at night...popularly known as "nursing bottle caries"... So, first u need to either stop that or else just give her water to drink or rinse before she sleeps at night...which will flush out all the sugary milk on her teeth surfaces.. If there is no active infection ....u can use GC tooth mousse creme ...but only after a clinical examination with a pediatric dentist.. So, visit a nearest pediatric dentist ASAP.. Take care ..!!
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Hi..take your child to pediatric dentist for fillings. Cavities can spread more deeper requiring root canal even for small kids. Regards
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Anaesthesia is required only when a procedure involves the nerve of teeth.Without Xray nothing can be commented,my advise consult pedodontist in this regard. Sometimes normal restoration can save the tooth,which doesn't need any anaesthesia.
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