Q. My 2 year old son's teeth are exposed and are sensitive. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Honey Arora
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Mar 06, 2017

Hi doctor,

I have a 2 year old son, who was born through a c-section. One out of his six teeth is actively disintegrating. The enamel has come off, and the inner part of the tooth is exposed and sensitive to cold drinks. What should I do?

Dr. Honey Arora

Dentistry Oral Implantologist
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Hi,

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  • The symptoms look like that of an early childhood caries (nursing bottle caries), which is commonly due to more sweet in the baby's diet and poor maintenance of oral hygiene.
  • I would suggest you take an OPG (orthopantomography), an x-ray of all the teeth.
  • The treatment plan is as follows,
  1. Filling of teeth in which nerves are not exposed.
  2. Pulpectomy of painful and sensitive teeth.
  3. Fluoride application.
  • To prevent this in the future, I suggest you try doing the following.
  1. Always wipe his teeth with a wet clean cloth after feeding. Brush his teeth daily.
  2. Better give him unsweetened milk, reduce sticky and sweet food.

Hi doctor,

Thank you for your advice. I will try and follow it.

Dr. Honey Arora

Dentistry Oral Implantologist
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I am happy that I helped.

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