They want to pull his teeth!

Keilly - posted on 02/06/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son Brayden turned two in December! Recently i have noticed that his top two front teeth look as though they are decaying, or rotting, the enamel looks to be wearing off. He takes a cup to bed every night with soy milk (hes lactose intolerant) or sugar free juice. I took him to see a dentist who referred him to a pediatric dentist who said that he has bottle mouth from his sippy cup and wants to pull his top four teeth. I feel so horrible that i have let this happen. I brush his teeth everyday, how could this happen? i need advice on whether i should get a second opinion or just let the dentist do what he wants to do. He has OHMS for health insurance so going to other dentists are limited. suggestions?

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TIffany - posted on 02/06/2014

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first of all I would like to state that from my understanding, it would be best to have them pulled. Gums are strong and although he might have a little bit of teasing because of it, it is better than the problems that could arise if the teeth were to become infected. Dental infection can move quickly in an adult with a decent immune system. (I have had an tooth infection swell from my upper lip to my eye socket with in 4 hours from when my pain began think of what could happen to your child!)

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