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Why do cavities matter in baby teeth if they’re just going to fall out anyway?

Baby teeth can develop cavities just like adult teeth can, and it is important to get those cavities treated.

While baby teeth are basically a placeholder for your child’s permanent teeth and will eventually fall out, a cavity in a baby tooth can cause pain until it comes time for your child to lose the tooth. We do not want your child to live with unnecessary pain, especially when a cavity can be easily treated in our Eagle River dental office.

young woman smilingThe cavity may also lead to problems beyond the baby tooth. The cavity can develop into an infection that can affect the permanent tooth underneath the baby tooth, which is a situation we want to avoid. At Alpine Family Dentistry, we want your child’s permanent, natural teeth to stay healthy and strong, so they don’t develop dental problems down the line.

Your child may also lose the baby tooth prematurely due to a cavity, which can cause adjacent teeth to shift into the empty space, preventing the permanent tooth from coming in as it should.

If you suspect your child has a cavity, please reach out to our Eagle River dental office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Brett.

Treating a Child’s Cavity in Eagle River, AK

In our dental office, we have a friendly, understanding dental team. We love working with parents and children to keep children’s teeth healthy and strong as they grow. If your child has a cavity, we will work to make them as comfortable as possible during the dental treatment appointment. We have blankets and neck pillows if needed for added comfort.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s dental treatment, please talk to our dental team. We are happy to answer your questions and address your concerns so that you feel secure and confident in your child’s dental care.

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