Cavities start out small and can quickly progress to dangerous dental disease. Small cavities can easily be fixed with comfortable sedation dentistry or sleep dentistry for children. Large cavities can progress to the point of needing a baby tooth pulled. Baby teeth help your child chew food and get the nutrition they need as they grow. Most importantly they help guide in the permanent adult teeth and allow the jaws to grow normally. Premature loss of baby teeth can lead to complicated problems later on such as over-crowing, small jaws and even breathing and airway problems. Catching a cavity early and having it fixed just like in permanent teeth can help avoid a lot of complicated problems. Our Pediatric Dental specialists and Orthodontic specialists work hand in hand to help ensure that approaches to early detection and early prevention are taken for your children.