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Rise in Preschool Cavities Prompts Anesthesia Use –

Posted by on March 7, 2012

Don’t worry if your kids make it through their early years without any cavities, you’ll still have the privilege of paying for their orthodontic work.

The dental surgery center at Nationwide has three operating rooms, which staff members and local dentists used to treat roughly 2,525 children in 2011, 6 percent more than in 2010. The average age of patients is 4, and most have decay in six to eight teeth, she said.

“The most severe cases have 12 or 16, which is seen several times a week,” Dr. Smiley added.

Rise in Preschool Cavities Prompts Anesthesia Use –