If baby bottle tooth decay evolves for too long without dental services, options for recuperation become few. While it’s never the first thing we recommend, your child may end up needing surgery to extricate their affected teeth if the baby bottle tooth decay has progressed too far. When this is the case, we’ll discuss different options with you, including the chance of using sedation dentistry practices to comfort your child during any procedures.
Believe it or not, baby bottle tooth decay (otherwise known as early childhood caries or ECC) is the most chronic childhood sickness for children. Affecting children between 6 months old up to 6 years old, baby bottle tooth decay was found in 28% of the affectable age group in 2004, and that percentage has likely grown since then. Children who do not have appointments with the dentist often were extra prone to have the disease, and an unheard of 50% of children in the affectable age group never checkup with the dentist‘s office.
One of the greatest things you can do for baby bottle tooth decay is to visit our office in Roy, Utah. When was the last time you visited us for an oral visit at Anderson Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics, Inc.? Give Dr. John Anderson and their staff a call now at 801-774-5437 and they’ll get your dental health back on the right track.