About caries heard all. In spite of this, there is still an opinion among some parents that young children can not be cured. They say dairy teeth will fall out anyway. However, such a position is fundamentally wrong and can lead to sad consequences.
What is caries?
Although in advertising we daily observe people of different ages, suffering from caries, to remind what kind of animal it is, it will not be superfluous.
The disease begins with an innocent violation of enamel. At this time, the child may not be bothered by anything, and only at the planned appointment at the dentist, many mothers will learn that they will have to treat their teeth.
If everything is left as it is, the enamel will collapse further and a cavity appears. During this period, the teeth will already react to food and cold / hot drink.
If the parents still do not take the child to the doctor this time, the further development of caries will lead to pulpitis. Now the pain will appear at any time of the day or night.
Strangely enough, even a child suffering from pain is not a reason for some parents to go to a pediatric dentist. Well, our next stop is tooth extraction.
Treat or pull?
So can a decayed baby tooth be removed immediately? One stick, 5 minutes of pain and do not have to endure howling bor machine and follow the seals. But not everything is so simple!
First of all, a child without several teeth is difficult to chew. Nature knowingly conceived a gradual change of the dentition. If during chewing the jaws are not sufficiently loaded, the permanent teeth may twist and then a new road will be opened for you and your baby – to the orthodontist.
I always say to the eldest daughter – your teeth robbed me of a couple of years of life. I know from my own experience how difficult it is to treat the teeth of a small child.
It all began at 4. We noticed that dark marks appeared on the enamel, it was necessary to go to the doctor. Naturally, before the hike, I told my daughter that nothing terrible would happen to her, she would have to water and the little ones become white and new. We chose a private clinic. There was a television set that seemed to distract the little patients.
When we put our daughter in a chair, and the doctor took the tools in her hands, the daughter began to pull out and did not want to open her mouth. No matter how we tried to persuade her, it was not possible to treat caries. Then we came to this clinic again, then our dad came, then me again. In general, as a result, we were told not to go to them again.
I will not bore the details, because after that we changed 2 more clinics and everywhere we were denied help. The child was already beginning to resist at the entrance to the office. My mom helped. She called her old friend who treated me, she is an experienced doctor, but an experienced dentist. She found the approach to my daughter, and now we only treat her teeth.
Dentists recommend not to wait for caries and to come for a visit to the doctor every half a year – a year. Never frighten a child – you will not brush your teeth (eat sweets, chew on a pen, etc.), take you to a doctor! Believe me, the child will be scary in the medical office, so do not make him terrified.
The main advice concerns adherence to oral hygiene. Be sure to brush the teeth of the child, try to give him more solid vegetables and fruits nibble, and of course, limit the sweet.