What caused dental cavity in children and how we can prevent early childhood decay
Everyday my patients ask me, why my child is getting cavity and he/she is so little. Unfortunately cavities can happen very fast and progress rapidly in children due to many factors however there are several considerations can be done in order to minimize or eliminate this common problem. This was known as nursing bottle caries and now it is considered a major oral health problem by American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. We had provided extensive dental treatment for some of our very young patients ages 3 or 4, in 2014 with 16 or 18 cavities out of their 20 teeth. In order to perform their treatment we had to do multiple filling, crowns and extractions under General anesthesia. This is very stressful for parents.
In West Van Family dental we provide a wide range of sedation treatment option for those patients with dental treatment phobia. Fear of dentistry is very common in Canada and prevents many patients from attending regular dental check ups and cleaning and that eventually leads to more complex problems which could have been prevented earlier . Most the of times sever anxious patients seek dental treatment when it is too late and at that time patient could need multiple fillings, extractions or root canal. There is broad spectrum for anxiety and for that reason , management of phobia varies. It could be as simple as re assurance, topical freezing gel application or in sever cases Iv sedation or General anesthesia.