If baby bottle tooth decay evolves for too long without dental procedures, options for recovery become slim. While it’s never the first thing we recommend, your child may end up needing surgery to get rid of their affected chompers if the baby bottle tooth decay has progressed too far. When this is the case, we’ll discuss different options with you, including the probability of using sedation dentistry to comfort your child during any services.
Believe it or not, baby bottle tooth decay (otherwise called early childhood caries or ECC) is the most chronic childhood sickness for children. Impacting 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 definitely grown since then. Children who do not visit the dentist regularly were extra prone to have the disease, and a whopping 50% of children in the affectable age group never have appointments with the dentist.
One of the most helpful things you can do for baby bottle tooth decay is to come into our office in Rego Park, New York. When was the last time you visited us for an oral visit at our office? Give Dr. Jacob Avner and our staff a call now at 718-275-7300 , and our team will get your oral health back on the right track.