2 yr old with cavities....

Krista - posted on 12/02/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My two year old has one cavity in a back molar and there are also cavities behind her two front teeth, which Im pretty sure is from prolonged breastfeeding :( I know I need to get this fixed asap but I am SOOOOO SCARED they are going to have to put her under. Can anyone help me by telling me your experience, if they put your child to sleep, or what they had to do to fix the teeth. Ive heard they might not have to actually work on them with anesthesia...Just please help. Any experiences, suggestions comments etc. will help me. I tend to not trust doctors, dentists, or healthcare people in general to the fullest extent, Id rather hear from other moms that I know car about their kids. Thank you :)

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Kelly - posted on 01/03/2011

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I think it may be a genetic problem. My brothers and I all genetically have bad teeth due to our bodies not absourbing vitamine D. As a result we all have false teeth by 30. (my father and his brothers had the same issue.) I am obsessed with looking after my teeth, however I have just turned and find my teeth are just crumbling in my mouth. (fingernails do the same thing). Sometimes there is nothing that can be done about it. Remember Dentists are experienced with children and know what they are doing.

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Kesha - posted on 05/15/2013

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About not trusting, I am 100% with you on that. I never have or will. I think mothers know more an what's best for their children. Go with your instincts and what your gut tells you.

Kesha - posted on 05/15/2013

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Hello. I completely understand how you feel. My oldest daughter was 2 and she had a little spot on her front tooth which was from the bottle. The dentist wasn't worried about and then I complained to him I didn't want her losing her teeth. So he let it go too long and she had to get put under be she didn't like the gas mask. I was scared to death!!!! But we went to the hospital and they gave her a medicine that relaxed her so they could put her on the bed and wheel her back. She was only back there for bout 20 min. An they put caps on an had to pull her two front teeth which I was furious. Could have been prevented if dentist would have tried to work on her more. But it was nice to have all the work done at once. I traveled with fiancé all over for his work and wasn't able to get her dentist till we settled. And I wish I could have done it sooner. Maybe she wld have her two fronts. From experience, don't take just one dentists advice. Get another opinion. They all are different. I'm learning that with my second. She has decay from breast feeding on top front and it isn't bad at all. My oldest was way worse and this dentist just wants to yank them out. My sisters daughter was able to be put under at two as well as my oldest and fixed hers so she cld keep her teeth. So I'm looking into that as well to find another dentist for my young one. Good luck. It's hard to keep little ones teeth perfect these days. They said nothing but water. Well sorry, idk anyone that the whole family drinks nothing but water. It's hard to do that. So I understand and hope it goes well for you.

Ingy - posted on 05/17/2011

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hm, i remember my little sis had the same problem, her doc didn't do anything about it... i mean no filling or so, as far as i remember he told my mom to change her diet and to eat at least 1 banana every day for vitamins and potassium.. this was long time ago, but i still remember that cause it was so weird to c a 3 or 4 yrs old with cavities and rotten teeth!! and now i'm checking my dd's teeth every now and then, just in case she inherited it from her aunt :-s

User - posted on 03/22/2011

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keep in mind some children have some of there "baby" teeth till age 6 or 7 or even later ... maybe look into new habit - if the doctor thinks it is genetic. My childcare provider has both 5yo and 3 yo with cavities she had them filled the kids did great! I know they have poor nutritional (fruit snacks,even those vitamins have tons of sugar in them, chips and crackers, chocolate milk and strawberry - but more likely due to the pacifier the 3 yo still has!) they say over 30% of kids under the age of 5 have untreated tooth decay. We in Maine have fluoride in our water. and do not let her have more than the suggested serving of juice

Clara - posted on 01/19/2011

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My daughter has the same problem with most of her top teeth - my dentist said if it doesnt cause her pain, then let nature take its course. Her enamel did form properly either.

Brianne - posted on 01/12/2011

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Instead of worrying about the anesthesia they may or may not need to use on her I would be more worried about fixing the problem before it starts causing her pain or gets worse and spreads to more teeth. And like you said they might not have to actually work on them with anasthesia... really if your going to worry worry about the state your child's teeth are in and if it has the potential to cause her pain or worsen.

Deanna - posted on 12/14/2010

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The cavities on her front teeth couldn't be from breastfeeding, when they latch on their teeth are in front of where the milk is, unless shes sitting with literal mouthfuls of milk in her mouth it wont happen. even the back molar is highly unlikely. Some kids are more prone to cavities then others, my 8 year old cousin had to have every single one of her teeth pulled when she was 4 because they were all rotten. But she is also native and they genetically have poor enamel sometimes it just happens like that.

Louise - posted on 12/14/2010

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I would ask for a second opinion I think. In England the cavities are not normally filled in a baby tooth as they are going to fall out any way and they do not have nerves in them so they should not hurt. Try and look at your daughters diet and see if you can work out why your childs teeth need treatment quite so young. It may be accessive fruit in the diet that is attacking the enamel on her teeth. Keep a food diary for 3 days to help you. But now you know the cavities are there it is up to you how you have them treated, my advice is ask around and find a new dentist.

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