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I have a four year old daughter and she has two cavities in the back of her mouth and her two front teeth are decaying. I would like to know what kind of treatment does she need to have done? ...Jerica

Jerica, without radiographs, it is hard to say what treatment needs to be done. Depending on the size/depth of the decay, the teeth in the back will need any of the following: tooth-colored filling, stainless steel crown, or a stainless steel crown with a pulpotomy.

A pulpotomy is a nerve treatment, kind of like a baby-tooth root canal; but easier and all done at one time. The teeth in the front may need the same except if they need to be crowned, they will have a tooth-colored crown, not a silver one. First, x-rays are needed and then your pediatric dentist will go over the treatment plan.

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