The Risk Of Filling Cavities In Children When The Gums Are Swollen?

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I want to be 5 years oldrnCan the tooth that has a hole in it be patched and the gums are a little swollen, is it risky, thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Khansa.. Thank you for the question given.


Cavities in children can occur because children often consume sweet foods and do not regularly brush their teeth. Food residue left behind will become a gathering place for bacteria, over time can cause cavities and gum infections. Infected gums will appear red, swollen, painful, and the child will be fussy, and cry. It's better if the gums are still swollen, you don't have to fill the teeth first. Because if there is still inflammation, then there is an infection in that place, while fillings must be done when the teeth and gums are completely clean of bacteria to avoid re-infection after fillings. You can check your child to the dentist, the doctor will do a direct examination and if there is indeed an infection / inflammation, the doctor will give medicine first. After the inflammation is resolved, it can be continued with filling cavities.


What can be done is:

Brush your teeth regularly, especially after eating and before going to bed
Check your child's teeth at least every 6 months
Avoid touching the swollen area or touching it with your tongue
To reduce pain can be compressed with a warm towel

Hope it is useful


dr. Iriyanti

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