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Tooth decay treatment – solutions recommended by specialists

Tooth decay (dental caries) is most often associated with permanent teeth while its appearance on temporary teeth is neglected. For this reason, many parents do not pay enough attention when it appears on baby teeth, preferring to postpone the visit to the dentist.

Not treating temporary teeth is totally wrong!

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Worrying statistics on the incidence of tooth decay in children:

  • In Romania, 75% of children between the ages of 5 and 13 have dental caries at the level of temporary teeth*
  • 4 out of 10 children up to 13 years old have dental caries at the level of permanent teeth*
  • In Europe, between 20 – 90% of 6 year old children have tooth decay**
  • At the age of 12, about 3 to 5 teeth have caries**

* “Smile, Romania!” Study conducted by GSK Smile on World Oral Health Day

** Data for 2017 – WHO (World Health Organization)

Many parents go to the dentist with their children only when they are in pain, ignoring the specialist advice. The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry recommends, however, that the first visit to the dentist to be made around the age of 1 year or with the appearance of the first temporary tooth, to prevent any dental problems.

Schedule your baby to the dentist before he or she is in pain!

Untreated temporary tooth decay can also affect the normal development of permanent teeth. If the baby tooth is affected, there is a good chance that the buds/crown of the permanent tooth will be affected, not the root, thus being compromised before starting the growth process.

The evolution of dental caries on temporary teeth

Temporary teeth have a different structure than permanent teeth, and this aspect becomes even more important when tooth decay occurs.

If, in the case of a permanent tooth, tooth decay does not progress very quickly, in the case of baby teeth, the situation can become critical in a very short time. Thus, only 2 or 3 months after the appearance on the temporary tooth, tooth decay can cause complications like infections and pain. In this situation, a personalized treatment solution is needed in the dental office.

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The chances of a child who has never been to the dentist and who already has a toothache to cooperate are significantly reduced. Thereby, treatment of dental caries can be difficult or even impossible, requiring in most cases ancillary methods of treatment (for example, use of inhalosedation or psychological counseling sessions).


Regular dental check-ups, from around the age of 1, have great advantages:


  • The child is familiar with the environment and the dentist, which makes him much more cooperative
  • Deep tooth decay that can cause pain can be avoided, and dental treatments will be accepted much more easily.
Solutions for treating tooth decay in children
  1. Fillings

    The fillings are made of a material (white or colored – in some cases at the level of the temporary molars), which is perfectly shaped on the tooth surface, providing a natural and 100% functional result.

    • They are minimally invasive – in the case of simple dental caries
    • The material hardens quickly (in less than a minute or, using Thermocure technology, in about a minute and a half)
    • The result is aesthetically pleasing and kids friendly
  2. Zirconia dental crowns

    Zirconia dental crowns are not only recommended in case of deep tooth decay, but also when it is a much more effective solution than the classic filling.

    In the case of baby teeth, for example, the risk of the filling falling is higher than in the case of permanent teeth. In these situations, dentists recommend Zirconia dental crowns. They are made in California and have been used successfully since 2010 (for over 12 years) in pediatric dentistry and in the treatment of dental caries in children.

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Risks of not treating baby teeth

Failure to treat dental caries affects the whole body, so the following complications / conditions (local and general) may occur:

  • The child is having difficulty feeding, lacks appetite, has sleep disturbances and low ability to concentrate
  • Improper positioning of the teeth on the arch prevents correct speech and also self-esteem
  • Final tooth buds are affected by complicated, untreated caries of the temporary teeth
  • Problems occur due to incorrect alignment of permanent teeth when there are unrecoverable root debris that requires early removal. Thus, abnormal habits can develop by interposing the tongue that accentuates future dental abnormalities
  • Due to the complications of untreated caries, the whole body can be affected; there are changes in ESR and ASLO indicators, and the child’s immunity decreases

Researchers at YALE Medical University have concluded that bacteria in the oral cavity of children with untreated tooth decay have an impact on the development of PNEUMONIA.