Dentistry and baby teeth

Shannintipton - posted on 04/26/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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If your seven year old had two cavities and one baby root canal, would you fill them or let them fall out on their own? (All baby teeth){:+)

shannin tipton

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Jenn - posted on 04/26/2011

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It would depend on how close to them falling out it was. If it was a tooth that would likely fall out within the next few months, no I wouldn't. If it was a molar that wasn't due to fall out for some time, definitely fix it. And again, why do you always say who you are when we can SEE who you are? I don't know why, but this baffles me. None of us "sign" our name, yet you know our name, right? I know it doesn't matter and I'm probably just being a jerk, but I don't get it.

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Shannintipton - posted on 04/26/2011

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@ Jenn Morris
I sign my name because I had a profile problem when I first signed up with CoM. It is sort of a long story. If you can see my name I will stop. And thanks to you I think the problem has been corrected now. But it is sort of a habit now. {:+)
better? lol

Schyla - posted on 04/26/2011

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my 5 year old has two small cavities in her two bottom teeth and because they were not bothering her Her Pediatric dentist advised us to let them fall out on their own he said if we wanted to spend the money to fix them he would but in all likelihood they would probably fall out soon after so his advise was to let them be unless they start bugging her. BUT when she was 3 she had 8 cavities filled and NOT because we didn't take care of her teeth (we brush twice a day and floss) she even had one molar grow in with a hole in it. We eat healthy meals and are not huge candy eaters we didn't let her have juice or milk in a sippy cup. Teeth are funny business my 3 year old has beautiful teeth never a cavity but that could be because we've used Xoltol Gel since her teeth came in when we started using it on her sister.

Shannintipton - posted on 04/26/2011

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Hi Gwen,
Thanks, we did fix them at great expense (but thats ok) its just then they just naturally fell out. So we had to pay to get them fix and then pay the tooth fairy. Ha ha. I was just curious how many people would have just let them go. thanks {:+)
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Gwen - posted on 04/26/2011

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Definitely get them fixed! Decaying baby teeth can cause damage to the permanent teeth underneath. Not to mention the fact that untreated tooth problems will inevitably cause pain, abscess and infection down the road.

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