Oral Health

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Posted by: Miss B | 2010/10/13

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extracting baby teeth at 16 months?

My dentist states ny baby''s teesum htt be extracted due to bottle caries...referred me to wits dental dept sueaceb my medical aid doesw not c revoit.But I''m seracd. Is she not too young? Is it not dangerous?

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Oral health expert

This is a very common procedure. Dicsuss risk factors with your dentist/anaesthetist.

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Posted by: Frances | 2010/11/25

Surely it is not a good idea to remove teeth at such a young age as it will affect the development of the permanent teeth when they emerge as the spaces left will close and the permanent teeth will not be able to fit in the gaps where they should be. Dentists should recommend filling the teeth especially if the child is young. If the child was nearer to the age when their permanent teeth were due to erupt, then it would be OK to extract them.

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Posted by: SE | 2010/10/15

MY CHILD SUFFERED THE SAME THING BUT MY PEAD TOLD ME ITS NOT SAFE FOR KIDS UNDER 2 AND IT ALSO DEPENDS ON THE ANETHESIS

Reply to SE
Posted by: dental expert | 2010/10/13

This is a very common procedure. Dicsuss risk factors with your dentist/anaesthetist.

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