Why Early Detection of Tooth Decay Is Important

Early tooth detection


The health of your child’s teeth and gums is important for overall good health, so regular visits to a pediatric dentist should be established. Necessary steps should be taken to protect your child’s teeth because decay is the top chronic diseases of young children.

What are the signs of tooth decay?

Pain is not the only symptom of a cavity. Pain is associated with more severe cases of decay. In earlier stages of decay pain may not be present and the symptoms may not be so obvious but that does not mean your child isn’t dealing with decay. Detecting a cavity is very tricky; this is why having regular visits to their pediatric dentist is so important.

Treatment/prevention of tooth decay

Regular visits with your child’s pediatric dentist can help prevent and battle tooth decay and when decay is caught in a timely manner cavities may be able to be treated with a more conservative treatment plan. Unfortunately, in some cases if the decay is not detected right away it may require a more involved treatment plan or removal of the tooth.

Advanced decay can be painful and lead to possible infection and facial swelling, so keeping a regular schedule at home is also extremely helpful! Helping your child brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes and floss will help aid in the fight against those nasty cavities!


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