How To Deal With Cavities In The Molars Of A 3 Year Old Child?
Good evening, I want to ask my child, 3 years old, his lower molars have holes in them, he’s just a little kid, will Graham’s teeth be replaced? What should I do?
Generally, the teeth of children aged 3 years are still milk teeth. There are 20 baby teeth, namely 8 incisors, 4 canines, and 8 front molars. Baby teeth will eventually fall out and then will be replaced with permanent teeth. Thus, your child's molars will fall out and will grow more permanent teeth. Generally, molars will fall out at the age of 9-12 years. The point is that if the permanent teeth have been replaced, if the teeth remain loose, there will be no more teeth that will replace the permanent teeth.
In this case, the main problem with your child's teeth will be cavities. Cavities should be treated so as not to cause further complaints and complications. Untreated cavities can cause pain and are more prone to infection. Cavities are treated with fluoride, tooth filling / filling, root canal treatment, or tooth extraction if filling is not possible.
While the hole is still small, I suggest that you take your child to the dentist so that further tests can be done to ensure the condition of the teeth and the dentist can provide proper treatment for your child.
Meanwhile, you and your child should do the following tips:
Teach children to routinely brush their teeth 2x a day in the morning and at night before going to bed Give toothpaste that contains fluoride Limit sweet and sticky foods to children Teach children to rinse their mouths after each meal or drink, especially sweet ones. Drink lots of water. Hope this helps you,