2 year old with decay


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Can someone tell me if anything can be done to halt this decay? He's seen a dentist who says they are cavities and we will wait and watch before fillings or crowns. I feel like this could even be enamel hypoplasia? All the photos/examples of early childhood caries have been near the gum line. His decay is right in the middle. Thoughts? Is there anything I can use to help save his teeth?
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Thank you
 
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Dr M

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Good day

It might only be discolouration associated with the enamel, but for a full opinion, x-rays will be needed to ensure that there are no cavities.
Enamel Hypoplasia usually happens as a result of trauma/infection/ or specific medication used during the development of the affected teeth.
 

honestdoc

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Hopefully you are able to take him to a pediatric dentist. They have the most up-to-date treatment modalities and can answer almost all questions about his teeth.
 
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