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Question:
My son is two years old and I think he might have tooth decay on his two front teeth. I also think he might have a couple of cavities. My question: Is he too young for dental work? Would a dentist be willing to fix his teeth at this age or do they wait for there second set of teeth to come in? I don't know if he has bottle mouth or not. I'm very worried.... Kerri

Answer:
At 2 years of age, it is not uncommon to treat children. First, if the teeth in question are the front teeth, they do not lose these teeth until the ages of 6-7. If the decayed teeth are in the back, they will not lose those teeth until 10-13 years of age. I see children everyday who are 2 years of age and younger. If they have decay, treatment must be done. I do not want anyone to have pain and if this is left untreated, they will be in pain. Also, go see your pediatric dentist and they will go over different treatment options with you.

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