Decayed Baby Teeth

By September 8, 2010 November 30th, 2018 Pediatric Dentist

We took our 6-year-old son to the dentist, because we were concerned about his two baby molars that had broken due to cavities and decay. After the dentist examined my son’s teeth, he recommended extracting the molars right away. Should we follow our dentist’s advice?

Adele from Boston

Adele,

Our method of treatment for infected adult teeth is to do a root canal, but since your son’s molars are still baby teeth, they should be extracted right away.  This is to prevent infection from spreading further into the gums and bone, which could then have an effect on the development of his permanent teeth.

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