Pediatric Dentistry

April 07, 2014 AT 9:00 PM
Tooth brushing is a daily ritual, but most parents don't realize that even the tiniest teeth need a lot of TLC! Now, the American Dental Association is reporting a "dramatic rise" in the number of preschoolers requiring surgery. Dentists are performing everything from fillings and root canals to crowns and extractions. Some hospitals even have months-long wait lists. The tooth decay seen is so severe that dentists are routinely treating more than 10 baby teeth at a time, on patients as young as 1! We’ll tell you about the main culprit and help you "brush up" on the basics, as we take you inside the operating room for a 3-year-old's dental surgery.