Rotten teeth are the result of bacteria-consuming sugar and debris in your child’s mouth. Rotten teeth forms toxic acids that damage your child’s teeth. Once his or her tooth has decayed, there is a high risk of infection.
A rotten tooth requires removal. What are the causes of rotten teeth, and what procedures can be performed by your child’s dentist to stop decay and restore your child’s smile?
There are several reasons why a tooth experiences decay. Early prevention, healthy eating habits, and education can stop more cavities from forming.
These are the most common causes of tooth decay in toddlers and adolescents:
To avoid tooth decay, it’s a good idea to schedule regular visits with your child’s dentist (about twice a year) for routine checkups. Your child’s dentist can see things you aren’t able to see.
Family-friendly dental offices like the ones at Kool Smiles work hard to provide affordable dental care options when you need it.
Rotten teeth can lead to cavities, or dental caries, which are usually signaled by a toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold foods, discoloration on teeth, bad breath, or a strange taste within the mouth. If left untreated, a rotten tooth may form a dental abscess, which is a collection of pus near the infected tooth.
General dentists will clean and treat the infected area and remove the rotten tooth. This process may involve sedation, nitrous oxide treatment to relieve anxiety, or local anesthesia to numb the teeth and gums.
When a tooth is removed, it may cause problems with eating or with speech. There are several options to restore your child’s smile and functionality:
Root Canal: A root canal wipes out infection caused by a rotted tooth or abscess. A root canal cleans the affected area and is sealed with a filling or crown to prevent it from becoming re-infected. This procedure typically takes two to three visits.
Bridges: Like dentures, bridges fill the gap left where your child’s tooth has been removed. Bridges, however, cannot be removed. Bridges are usually made of metal and porcelain.
At Kool Smiles, our highly skilled team of dental professionals and oral surgeons are dedicated to helping families across the United States by offering affordable, quality care at more than 120 locations.
We accept most forms of insurance including Medicare, TRICARE, and CareCredit, and we offer additional payment plans to meet your financial needs. Call Kool Smiles to schedule a rotten tooth removal today.
American Association of Endodontists: http://www.aae.org/patients/treatments-and-procedures/root-canals/root-canals.aspx
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