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Pulling kids teeth

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Posted by: oralcare  (9 years ago)

My five years old daughter has been sick for two days now because of an abscessed tooth. We visited the dentist this morning. He said it's better to pull the tooth now before it could infect other teeth. Any idea on this? Is there no other way to treat the tooth aside from pulling it? Please advise!

I would be thankful for any advice you can give me.
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Posted by: dentalsmile  (9 years ago)
Hello Oralcare!

My four-year old nephew had to have a couple of teeth taken out because of an infection. You should bring your daughter to a pediatric dentist. Pediatric dentists are more trained to care for children's teeth compared to the general dentists.
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Posted by: drcream  (9 years ago)

If nothing can be done to save the tooth, your daughter can wear a baby denture to save her from being toothless while waiting for her permanent tooth to come in.
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Posted by: ronald15  (9 years ago)
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children be taken to see a pediatric dentist at least six months after they get their first tooth. It may seem strange to think about taking a child who is under one into a dentist's office' but doing so will help make sure his/her teeth stay healthy and get him/her used to visits that will become a regular part of his life.