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Question:
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

Answer:
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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