Question: My son is four and I took him to the dentist and was told he had three cavities in his baby teeth. He said that I will need to get them filled. I told him I would talk it over with my husband. The thing is I am a single mom, with no dental insurance. Is there really any need to have the dentist do a filling on his baby teeth? Given enough time his baby teeth are just going to fall out anyway. I do not see the point when I don’t have the extra money.
Answer: If the cost of dental services are too much then buy dental insurance. If not for you at least for your baby. Try checking out the plans this website has to offer. All you have to do is enter your zip code at the top of the screen in order to pull up all our dental insurance plan options. As for your questions about fixing or not fixing your son fillings. Here are some of the things that may happen to your son if you do nothing. It is up to you to decide if it is still worth the risk.
1) The tooth decay will only get worse
2) If your sons teeth are not now, they may over time start causing him pain. Having his teeth hurt whenever he is eating or drinking or just plain sleeping.
3) let the cavity or cavities get big enough he may start having his baby teeth fall out too early. Which makes the risk higher for his adult teeth to come in incorrectly.
4) If your son cavities go untreated, he may get an abscess causing him to have an infection in his mouth and face. If that happens you run the risk of not only having his dental health affected but his over all health effected as well.
5) Keep in mind that on average kids start to loss there baby teeth around the age of six. A lot can happen in two years. By doing nothing now may indeed cost you more money latter.