5th abscessed tooth in child. 
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 5th abscessed tooth in child.

My 10 yo daughter has had 5 abscessed baby teeth.  All were teeth that had been
filled.  We just found the 5th one today, and she has an appt. with the dentist
scheduled.  Why does she keep getting abscesses?  Is it poor dental work?  Just
bad luck?  Should I get a second opinion?  She brushes 2 a day, uses a flouride
rinse, and never misses her 6 mo cleaning appts.  I know lots of kids that have
had cavities filled but don't know anyone who has even had 1 abscessed tooth.  
Is there something I should be doing to help stop this?  She already has a
"button" space maintainer on the top to keep the empty tooth areas  open for
the {*filter*} teeth and a space maintainer on the bottom as well.  I am worried
that I could or should be doing something more for my daughter.  The dentist
said it is just because the teeth are small.   Help!    



Sun, 03 Sep 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 5th abscessed tooth in child.


Quote:
>My 10 yo daughter has had 5 abscessed baby teeth.  All were teeth that had been
>filled.  We just found the 5th one today, and she has an appt. with the dentist
>scheduled.  Why does she keep getting abscesses?  Is it poor dental work?  Just
>bad luck?  Should I get a second opinion?  She brushes 2 a day, uses a flouride
>rinse, and never misses her 6 mo cleaning appts.  I know lots of kids that have
>had cavities filled but don't know anyone who has even had 1 abscessed tooth.  
>Is there something I should be doing to help stop this?  She already has a
>"button" space maintainer on the top to keep the empty tooth areas  open for
>the {*filter*} teeth and a space maintainer on the bottom as well.  I am worried
>that I could or should be doing something more for my daughter.  The dentist
>said it is just because the teeth are small.   Help!    

Hi,
Restoring baby teeth is quite difficult as the nerve and {*filter*} vessels
that supply it are proportionally larger than in {*filter*} teeth. This
means that the decay has less distance to travel before it affects the
pulp. It isnt the restoration itself that causes the abcess, just the
way the tooth is made up. Saying that the teeth are small is an
oversimplification but gets the point across.
Extraction isn't the only option but the restorative treatments (pulp
treatments) require that your daughter is a pretty good patient and
will let the dentist do his job. If she has had this many fillings
then I would guess that she is.

Yours
Philip Richards BDS



Sun, 03 Sep 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 5th abscessed tooth in child.

Hello!

Some of these deciduous teeth just decay so fast! How is your child's
diet?

Many pedodontists keep the complaints down to a minimum by doing
pulpotomy, and stainless steel crown in these situations.

If this is what you want, you may need the services of a pedodontist.

I must warn you. It is costly, particularly so when you consider that
these teeth are on their way out!

Cheers,

Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S.

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>My 10 yo daughter has had 5 abscessed baby teeth.  All were teeth that had been
>filled.  We just found the 5th one today, and she has an appt. with the dentist
>scheduled.  Why does she keep getting abscesses?  Is it poor dental work?  Just
>bad luck?  Should I get a second opinion?  She brushes 2 a day, uses a flouride
>rinse, and never misses her 6 mo cleaning appts.  I know lots of kids that have
>had cavities filled but don't know anyone who has even had 1 abscessed tooth.  
>Is there something I should be doing to help stop this?  She already has a
>"button" space maintainer on the top to keep the empty tooth areas  open for
>the {*filter*} teeth and a space maintainer on the bottom as well.  I am worried
>that I could or should be doing something more for my daughter.  The dentist
>said it is just because the teeth are small.   Help!    



Sun, 03 Sep 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 5th abscessed tooth in child.

In some {*filter*}s who have numerous abscesses, it is an indication they have
diabetes.
It may sound strange,  but perhaps your daughter should have a {*filter*} test to
check for diabetes.  Might be an idea?
Three of our clients had similar circumstances and were later diagnosed as
diabetics.  I'm not sure what the relationship b/w abscesses and diabetes is
but I could find out if you were interested.

Lynda ,RDH



Sun, 03 Sep 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 5th abscessed tooth in child.

Those deciduous teeth aren't going to be there for much longer.

Try and stop the new ones going the same way.

The causes are usually a too frequent intake of sweets ( candy ) and fizzy
drinks.

--
Jane and Ian Fielder


http://www.***.com/


Quote:
>My 10 yo daughter has had 5 abscessed baby teeth.  All were teeth that had
been
>filled.  We just found the 5th one today, and she has an appt. with the
dentist
>scheduled.  Why does she keep getting abscesses?  Is it poor dental work?
Just
>bad luck?  Should I get a second opinion?  She brushes 2 a day, uses a
flouride
>rinse, and never misses her 6 mo cleaning appts.  I know lots of kids that
have
>had cavities filled but don't know anyone who has even had 1 abscessed
tooth.
>Is there something I should be doing to help stop this?  She already has a
>"button" space maintainer on the top to keep the empty tooth areas  open
for
>the {*filter*} teeth and a space maintainer on the bottom as well.  I am worried
>that I could or should be doing something more for my daughter.  The
dentist
>said it is just because the teeth are small.   Help!



Sun, 03 Sep 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 
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