Early Childhood caries/Nursing bottle caries/Rampant caries
Even though milk teeth are temporary, your child’s baby teeth are important, and are still susceptible to cavities. Tooth decay in infants and toddlers (1yr to 4yrs) is often referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, or Early Childhood Caries. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile, psychological & emotional development.Their first teeth also help make sure their adult teeth come in correctly. It’s important to start infants off with good oral care to help protect their teeth for decades to come.
What Causes Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay most often occurs in the upper front teeth, but other teeth may also be affected.
There are many factors which can cause tooth decay. One common cause is the frequent, prolonged exposure of the baby’s teeth to drinks that contain sugar. Tooth decay can occur when the baby is put to bed with a bottle, or when a bottle is used as a pacifier for a fussy baby.
When your child’s first tooth appears, talk to your dentist about scheduling the first dental visit. Treat the first dental visit as you would a well-baby checkup with the child’s physician. Remember: starting early is the key to a lifetime of good dental health.
At Wisdom Dental Clinics, we tackle these child patients in a very compassionate & friendly manner. We specialize in treating these conditions in a child very efficiently at both our centres both under local & general anesthesia (as required).
If not treated properly, these conditions in a child not only disturbs his eating pattern but also has a major role in inferior psychological, social & emotional development, speech underdevelopment & overall growth.
Here are some of the children who were treated with these conditions at Wisdom Dental Clinics