Here’s Why Baby Teeth Need Fillings or SDF Treatment

It’s tempting to ignore a cavity in a baby tooth.  We get it.  After all, baby teeth are just going to fall out eventually, so what does it matter? We hear this question often in our pediatric dental office. The risks of leaving a decaying baby tooth untreated are real and serious, though.  Likewise, pulling a baby tooth prematurely isn’t without negative consequences, either. Thus, arresting the decay is the best option, either through the use of a filling or SDF (Silver Diamine Fluoride). Below are five main reasons why baby teeth need need attention when decay strikes, along with two options we offer.
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