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If a baby tooth or primary tooth abcesses, the infection can spread to the developing permanent teeth. If the baby tooth is lost from decay, the other teeth can move into the space that was left, resulting in crowded teeth. Compared to adult teeth, baby teeth are more susceptible to decay because they have a thinner layer of enamel, the hard outer surface of the teeth. Because of this, it is easier for baby teeth to develop cavities, which are formed when bacteria living in our mouths digest sugar, turning it into acid that erodes the surface of the tooth. However, tooth decay, cavities and premature loss of baby (or primary) teeth can affect the development of adult (or permanent teeth) in a number of ways. Oral infection if a child has a baby tooth abscess, not only can they experience symptoms such as swollen gums and throbbing pain, but also the infection can spread to and affect developing adult teeth in the gums. Primary tooth decay can affect developing permanent teeth in two ways permanent (adult) teeth cannot get an infection from a primary tooth when they are under the gums. When the teeth remain under the gums, they are in a sterile environment. Children with pain from tooth decay do not do as well in school and have more behavior problems than children with no pain. Children with severe tooth decay may need to receive treatment in a hospital operating room. Tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities, is a breakdown of teeth due to acids made by bacteria. The cavities may be a number of different colors from yellow to black. Complications may include inflammation of the tissue around the tooth, tooth loss, and infection or abscess formation. Expensive orthodontic treatment may be needed to correct the bite and alignment of the teeth. Infection cavities are essentially decay caused by bacteria in your mouth. As the bacteria grows and multiply, it will migrate below the gums, causing infection of the underlying adult tooth that is still in the development period. Although all the primary teeth are eventually replaced by adult teeth, baby teeth are important and should be taken care of well. Early childhood decay this is very common with severe form of cavities found in very young children 0-4 years of age. the first ever survey of oral health in three-year-olds in england has been conducted by public health england, which released its report this week. It made shocking reading some 12 per cent of toddlers across the country were reported to have experienced dental decay. On average, these children had more than three of their 20 primary teeth decayed, missing or filled.