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Old 07-04-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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Smile Born With Cavities

I took my three grandchildren to the dentist today. They all have near perfect teeth apart from my eldest grandson. The dentist told me he had a small cavity which he was "born with" and it would need filling. I would have liked to question him further but he was running late and we had to leave. My grandson has a further appointment to fill this small cavity. The dentist also told me this was fairly rare but he had had another boy in his surgery that day with a similar cavity. Has anyone else ever experienced this with their children/grandchildren?:

 
Old 07-04-2006, 04:33 PM   #2
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Re: Born With Cavities

It shouldn't matter whether or not the dentist is running late. If it was my dentist that brushed me off and out the door when I had questions, well, I'd be looking for a new dentist!

First, how old is the grandson that has this "born with cavity"?

Second, what tooth is it in? His 6-year molar by any chance?

If it is his 6 year molar then it could be a condition where a person has "soft" enamel. This condition occurs while the person is a fetus. It is called amelogenisis imperfecta.

So the doctor may have termed it "born with" because it may have happened when your grandson was growing in utero.

Last edited by corricatt; 07-04-2006 at 04:34 PM.

 
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