NEARLY 43,000 children had dodgy teeth pulled in hospital last year — a record.
The figure has left up some-more than a fifth in the past 5 years.
Experts blamed too much sweetened food and drink.
They explain many cases are preventable with good diet and unchanging brushing.
The procedures have also cost the NHS almost £190million given 2011.
A sum of 42,911 under-18s had some-more than one decaying tooth private under ubiquitous analgesic in 2016/17, the statistics from the Local Government Association show.
It is the homogeneous of 170 ops every operative day and stays the categorical reason because children and teenagers are certified to hospital.
The LGA said: “These total show we have an verbal health predicament and prominence the repairs extreme sugar is doing to immature people’s teeth.” Dentists contend a scheme to help high-risk kids was offering by only 13 councils.
British Dental Association authority Mick Armstrong said: “Communities have been left hamstrung but resources or leadership. These statistics are a badge of stigma for health ministers, who have unsuccessful to confront a unconditionally preventable disease.”