Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Tania | 2010-12-20


4 yr old rotten teeth

hi Paed

My four year old son''s front tooth broke when he was 2 years old. the paedetrician said there was nothing wrong and we should not extract it as it will eventually come out when he looses his milk teeth. I am concern as that tooth is now rotten and keeps on dissapearing by day. what must i do?

Expert's Reply



It does help to try to preserve the milk teeth if possible as this acts as a stimulus for the development and eventual appearance of the permanent teeth. However when certain of the milk teeth become badly decayed as has happened with your son's front tooth, the decayed tooth may need to be extracted. Please ask your dentist to see your son and to give you his opinion.

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Posted by: Purple | 2010-12-20

Take him to the dentist who will advise you on what is best. If it is rotten, they will probably want to take it out as that is not healthy and looks horrid.

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