Cavities are a bacterial infection inside the teeth. Infections can be painful and dangerous for your child and need to be treated. Pain from infections can alter sleep and behavior patterns and cause uncharacteristic mood swings, bad grades, poor appetite and lead to serious health complications such as access of the root or infections of the heart and brain.
Adult teeth are forming now! Early tooth loss can cause the adult teeth to become impacted and the surrounding teeth too drift apart. This can cause more decay and lead to expensive corrective treatments. Severe decay in the baby teeth can cause white spots to develop on the adult teeth.