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hole in 15 mo new molar?

(11 Posts)
TracyK Mon 27-Jun-05 08:48:18

ds has - what looks like a little black hole in his new molar at the back. Surely not if its only through for about a month? and if it is how would the dentist deal with it - I can only get to see it if I tip him upside down!

spots Mon 27-Jun-05 09:32:12

Apparently as a baby I had weak baby teeth and had to have fillings in them. They were undercalcified or something. Maybe this is the same thing? poor wee boy!

TracyK Mon 27-Jun-05 10:34:28


TracyK Mon 27-Jun-05 12:07:18


TracyK Mon 27-Jun-05 20:10:26

bump for the night shift

CountessDracula Mon 27-Jun-05 20:23:24

TracyK, my dd 2.8 had this recently - I took her to the dentist and they said it is just a malformation while the tooth was growing. She filled it with a little bit of white paste (like temp filling stuff) and said it is nothing to worry about


chicagomum Mon 27-Jun-05 20:24:21

it would be very unlikely for a tooth to decay that quickly even if there is a problem with the teeth (ie a genetic malformation of the enamel etc) the only way to be certain is to take him to the dentist to have it checked out, they can refer for treatment if necessary to the community dentist who can work to encourage the child to co-operate or treat under sedation or general anaesthetic (if absolutely necessary) sometimes its not actually a hole but a dark spot either simply developmental or (and i know this sounds ridiculous but i have seen this) food caught in the crevices of the tooth (eg a strawberry pip)

TracyK Mon 27-Jun-05 20:26:54

well it did appear after he had eaten a kiwi fruit - so I have been trying to scrub that particular tooth with the brush to see if it is a pip. But he has his other molar coming through on the other side and sometimes doesn't let me brush if it's sore. But had a good scrub tonight - shall look in the am.

chicagomum Tue 28-Jun-05 17:58:44

just checking in to see if he's ok

TracyK Tue 28-Jun-05 19:41:28

Thanx Chicago - haven't had the opportunity to peek at it today - will do tomoro as dh is home from sailing and I won't be as rushed in the morning. will let u know.

TracyK Wed 29-Jun-05 08:21:12

I think it must have been a seed - I had a look in the shower this morning and it looks ok now.

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