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Having a filling at 5 years old?

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gigglewiggle Wed 24-May-06 10:41:03

My ds went to the dentist recently and needs a filling...but the way i see doesnt give him any problems etc and surely the tooth will fall out soon.

So is it really necessary for him to have a filling? Dont really trust the dentist.

Jasnem Wed 24-May-06 10:44:19

Probably not if it's about to fall out anyway, but back teeth in particular may not come out for a few years. In that time the tooth will decay further, and may damage the adult tooth under it.

I'd get it done if it was my child.

tyedye Wed 24-May-06 11:06:43

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gigglewiggle Wed 24-May-06 11:15:55

i was worried that they would give him a needle but if they dont then thats fine.

Thanks for your help.

justmummy Wed 24-May-06 11:45:38

My ds had a filling as well - no needles or drilling they just fill the hole. It'll be fine. I know how you're worrying but it was really fine.

ComeOVeneer Wed 24-May-06 11:53:33

If you don't trust the dentist find a new one.

mumfor1standfinaltime Wed 24-May-06 12:25:17

They could do a 'fissure sealant'(sp) which is like a temporay filling. I have had this done whilst pg. It is a coating over the hole. No needles.

I have no fillings at all, just a few of these.

mumfor1standfinaltime Wed 24-May-06 12:29:10


ComeOVeneer Wed 24-May-06 20:32:25

Fissure sealants are done on sound teeth to prevent decay. Not suitable to put over an existing hole and decay.

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