Dental Advice faq from Seattle Area Dentist

Advice Index Main Page
Dr. Janson's Home Page
Please consult your dentist prior to following any advice on these pages. Disclaimer

 

My 5yr. old. has his top four front teeth decaying. There is big spaces between each teeth. What can be done about that. Will a dentist want to extract or just fix the cavities? Will wait for answer before taking him in to see a dentist

Thank you for your question regarding your child. Though I can not give you a definitive answer without an exam, I highly recommend seeing a dentist as soon as possible. If at all possible, the dentist will want to save your child's teeth by restoring them. Because your child's permanent teeth align themselves based on the positions of these baby teeth, it is generally a good idea to keep them intact. Also, the gaps between a child's baby teeth are quite common, allowing adequate space for the larger adult teeth when they erupt. Good luck with your child's dental care. Please feel free to ask us any further questions and to let us know how your child's treatment turns out!

 

Home | Our Philosophy | About Dr. Janson | Appointment Request | Directions | Health Form Printout | Patient Comments | Dentist and Seattle links | Recommend us to a friend | Ask Dr. Janson a question! | Online Payments new.gif (407 bytes)

ADVICE INDEX:
Cosmetic Cases / Photos | Frequently Asked Questions | Chipped Teeth Repairs | Bleaching | Ultrasonic Cleaning | Before and After Models | Dry Mouth | Gum Disease | Snoring | Sleep Apnea | Dental Insurance | Toothaches | Child Dentistry | Denture Care | Extraction Home Care | Bad Breath | How to Floss | How to Brush | Xray Examples | Miscellaneous Conditions


1999-2005 CityDRS.com (City Dental Referral Service and Web Design)
Last revised: January 03, 2005.