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#1 of 3 Old 05-06-2005, 10:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Can someone help me on this? Our son is scheduled to have his four top front teeth repaired under GA on June 22. He's 2-1/2 years old. When we took him in these were the only cavities he had. His appointment was just over two weeks ago. Since then I've noticed the tops of some of his back teeth turning brown. They started as a spot but seem to be covering almost the entire top of the tooth and that's just in a little over two wees' time. How fast can I expect them to decay? Will they be gone by June 22? I'm really worried they're going to rot quickly and he's going to be in pain soon. We're brushing three times a day and flossing but it's still spreading. Also, can I expect the progression to stop once all of his effected teeth are fixed on June 22? Thanks.

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The progression can happen fast. Xylitol can help. Brushing helps. Make sure he goes to bed with a clean mouth. Hopefully, the decay will stop once it is treated, however, keeping meticulous hygiene is necessary in cavity prone teeth. I am sure others will respond with other hints.
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You can try and pack his teeth with something anti-bacterial, usch as propolis or goldenseal, or a toothpowder. We did goldenseal for a while, but it tastes horrible. SO he may only put up with it for a short while. The powder will kill off bacteria, and so may stop the decay.
Also, you may want to cut down on carbs, even healthy ones.
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