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Dentistry/broken/chipped upper incisor tooth -child-8 1/2 yrs.old


Dhiraj Patra wrote at 2014-10-06 06:16:51
Yes, same thing happen with my 7+ years old son when he fell down from his speedy cycle. He broke his front right side incisor teeth about 40%. Same way very tiny white pink color seen in middle of the the teeth. But he has no pain. Done xray etc all. Doctor telling better to go for root canal or filling. But after study several journal and forum. I have found that it is not advisable to do any such thing below 18-21 yrs of age. And even if I go for filling then need to make surface uneven and then it can touch the pulp/nerve. So I would like to keep as it is. Only we will take precaution for him not to bike hard things. And later the pulp would shrink and teeth would move/bigger I think. So eventually hopefully no problem for him. If he want or feel any pain later then we can take such action later. Thanks and regards to all.  


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Stephen J. Moss


I am a professor emeritus at New York University, with a background that includes extensive research, scientific writing and biology. I also am an international consultant in health education, particularly in developing education on new science for health professionals and consumers. I am a past president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, former head of the NYU Division of Oral Biology and I represent the World Dental Federation at the United Nations. I travel around the world to provide health education to professionals and consumers.


Having retired from New York Universit, where I directed the pediatric dentistry training program, a walk-in dental clinic and research on oral biology, I formalized my professional and consumer health education initiative in the form of Health Education Enterprises. This entity consults and provides information on new science pertaining to oral and general health, particularly leading edge concepts that can be employed in the health professions to improve the public's health. As such, I am an expert in communicating new science and its usefulness to professional and lay audiences alike. I also had a pediatric dentistry practice in New York City for nearly 30 years.

I am affiliated with the American Dental Association, the World Dental Federation, the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry among other formal organizations. My experience has included a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and work at the Forsythe Dental Research Center

lpha Omegan USA, Nowa Stomatologia Poland, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, The Journal of the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry USA, News Bulletin Japan, Journal of Marmara University Dental Faculty Turkey, Italian Journal of Paediatric Dentistry Italy, Asian Dentist Singapore, The Journal of the Israel Dental Association Israel, ROBRAC Brazil, Italian Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Italy, FDI World, STOMA Portugal, Pediatric Dentistry The Philippines, Modern Stomatology Bulgaria, Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry India

I obtained a doctor of dental science (DDS) degree, a master of science degree and am a board certified pediatric dentist.

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