Tooth cavity is an infection of the tooth. It is a destructive bacterial disease of the dental structures produced by a number of microbes that live in our mouths. Cavities are the most common chronic child disease.
Early childhood tooth decay or “nursing bottle caries” may appear the very first moment the first teeth appear in the child’s mouth. At this point, it is necessary to start oral cleaning of their teeth. You will need a small piece of humid gauze to do that. If you are too late to start to apply the dental hygiene procedures, your kid will have more probability to have cavities.
The best professional for the diagnosis of tooth decay in children is the specialist in pediatric dentistry. The Spanish society of paediatric dentistry (S.E.O.P.) recommends to realize the first visit to the dentist during the first year of life.
It depends on if it’s primary or permanent teeth since, according to the pathology presented, the treatment may be different depending on the dentition in question.
If the injury reaches the nerve and we deal with a permanent tooth, the pulpotomy or nerve treatment shall be realized. This treatment has nothing to do with the endodontics treatment procedures for permanent teeth. In case if the decay does not affect the nervous tissue of the tooth, it is filled with a paste (filling).
Only when there is no more remedy the tooth is removed; i.e., when infection requires removal because the roots of the tooth are destroyed and there is no way to save it.
Sometimes permanent teeth go out with malformations, spots or secondary injuries following the infection that a baby tooth has had that has not been treated correctly. It is a big mistake to think that, since someday the baby teeth fall, you must not take care about them.
You should take your kid to Pediatric Dentistry specialist every 6 months to check their teeth and to prevent the possible diseases that they may have in their mouths.
We must always take care of the oral health of our children.