Early childhood caries, also called baby bottle caries, bottle rot and baby bottle tooth decay.
Characterized by severe decay in infants or young children’s front teeth, Early childhood caries (ECC) is a common bacterial infection.
It occurs when a child goes to bed with a bottle filled with juice or milk — anything except the water.
Bacteria in mouth utilize these sugars as food, and produce acids that attack teeth. After several attacks, the teeth decay.
Nursing bottle caries mostly affects children between 1 and 2 years of age. If an infant falls asleep during breastfeeding, he is also exposed to risk.
White spots on the teeth. Early development of cavities(brown areas on the tooth that lead to tooth destruction).
Simple composite restorations, root canal treatment followed by restorations or crowns depending on the severity of the decay.
Front teeth were repaired with cosmetic composite materials.
Root canal treatment was done post which cosmetic composite filling was done.
Uncooperative patients can also be treated with conscious sedation or under general anesthesia
Oral Habits/Malocclusion :