ZocdocAnswersWhat are the benefits of milk tooth fillings?

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What are the benefits of milk tooth fillings?

Will it reduce the pain my child feels when he eats cold and hot foods?

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To best answer this question, a little more information would be required. Has your child been diagnosed with cavities in his milk teeth or has he just noticed pain with eating and drinking hot or cold food? Does you child brush his teeth and floss as instructed to by your dentist? Does your child have any visible cavities, chipped, broken or discolored teeth? These are questions that are very important to discuss with your pediatric dentist as he or she will use this information, as well as your child's medical history and pertinent clinical exam to decide upon the appropriate work up. This may include imaging studies and perhaps a referral to a specialist if deemed medically necessary. There are indeed indications for fillings being placed for milk teeth which include decreasing the risk of systemic infection, decreasing the pain associated with eating and drinking, amongst a variety of other concerns. It is best to be evaluated by a pediatric dentist and have these specific discussions because it is difficult to ascertain over the internet what the difficulties are with your child's teeth and this may be something serious that should be evaluated by your child's dentist.

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