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While children eventually lose their 20 primary teeth by mid adolescence, pediatric tooth decay is still a serious cause for concern. When a cavity develops on one of your child’s teeth it can quickly cause discomfort and sensitivity.

If your son or daughter has a distressed primary tooth, you need to have it examined and treated by or pediatric dentists, Dr. Samuel Bailey as soon as possible. In a case in which a significant amount of tooth enamel has been compromised, but the dentin of the tooth is unaffected, the pediatric dentists might be able to replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown. A crown is sometimes referred to as a cap. This treatment process will help preserve the tooth until it falls out when the permanent tooth is ready to come in. You should encourage your son or daughter to make a conscious effort to brush their teeth each morning and night as well as floss at least once each day. You should also make sure that all their oral care products have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This can help reduce their chances of suffering new cavities.

If you live in the Taylorsville, Utah, area and your child has a suspected cavity or other problem with one of their teeth, you should call 801-417-8080 to have it examined and treated at West Valley Pediatric Dentistry.