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My son had all his teeth removed at 2 years old as the just decayed and crumbled, they werent sure if it was a calcium and eneamel issue. As it turns out he is lactol intolerant but it affects his mood we only found this out 2 months ago. He is now 6 years old had a check up at dentist 2 months ago all fine new teeth doing well and then a couple of weeks ago one of his back molars is a dark yellowy colour and one of his top front teeth has the same colour spot on it and he is haveing serious problems with the front tooth next to it coming through, really inflamed gum. He started on calcium and vitamin d supplements about 2 weeks ago and he has the lactol free milk and yogurts. Help please, he is back into dentist end of this week as that was the soonest they could get him in, but I am concerned if he has to have them removed as last time he nearly died un surgery, blood pressure dropped and they couldnt control the bleeding.
What could be the cause of this and how can help stop it happening.
No he does not have any medical conditions, he has his blood pressure checked yearly, but is fine. He is not taking any flouride supplements and the water we drink here is fresh from the mountains and is run through a uv filter and then a normal filter. When his teeth were originally crumbling away I had him into the normal dentist every month as they were so supposed to be referring him to dental hospital it took 6 months before anything was done about his teeth and that was only because I threatened to take further action for leaving my son in agony and unable to eat normal food. Once his teeth were removed they said his second teeth would be fine. He has been going for regular checks since his new teeth started coming through last year, this has come on suddenly the only thing that has changed is dairy in his diet but he is on substitue and supplements. His diet is exceptionally healthy, no sweets, junk foods of any kind, everything is fresh and homemade even bread and biscuits etc to limit salt and sugar intakes. He mainly drinks water, sometimes fresh juice diluted and eats 2 portions of fruit a day (banana and grapes). Brushes morning and evening and rinses.
Also my 2 other boys age 13 and 3 years old have no issues with their teeth, they both have perfect teeth and healthy gums. I never had any problems when I was younger but I had an enamel coating put over mine after a serious accident which smashed all of my front top and bottom teeth out just at the point my new ones were due to come through but that was it. their dad had perfect teeth never an issue no fillings ever.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX am not from America, I live in Wales and here we do not have a specialist dental hospital, then nearest to me is 190 miles away and that is the one he went to originally. Thank you anyway. I shall just keep doing what I am with him and and look at getting his teeth coated to stop any further errosion from happening.