Oral Health

Question
Posted by: Liesel | 2009/01/29

Q.

Children and cavities

My 2 daughters had their first visit to a dentist yesterday. They are aged 4 and 5 and had 3 and 5 cavities respectively.

The dentist told me that they would need fillings, and that its best to have it done asap under general anaesthetic. The cavities are in the molars, which they will not be losing soon.

Please give me your advice. Should I wait until they are older and if I do, would it be to their detriment?

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

it is essential to have them filled ASAP.
please search previous posts- discussed before

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Posted by: Bonny | 2009/01/30

Hi Liezel , I am in the same boat as you.My daughter is 4 and yesterday I was told the same thing .
I am terrified of theatre but dentist insists thats the only way!

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