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Saving my daughter’s tooth

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Posted by: kodaklady  (8 years ago)
Hello!

My daughter who is two years old has an abscess on one of her two front teeth. When I brought her to the dentist yesterday, I was told the she had some infection in her gum and the dentist wanted to pull the tooth. Is it possible to perform root canal treatment on a two-year old kid to save her tooth? I want to save her tooth as much as possible. Any ideas or suggestions? Thank you.
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Hello!

My daughter who is two years old has an abscess on one of her two front teeth. When I brought her to the dentist yesterday, I was told the she had some infection in her gum and the dentist wanted to pull the tooth. Is it possible to perform root canal treatment on a two-year old kid to save her tooth? I want to save her tooth as much as possible. Any ideas or suggestions? Thank you.


It is a waste of money to do a root canal on a child's FRONT tooth. There are no consequences of losing a front tooth early, as there are with losing baby molars. Even if a root canal is done, kids typically lose the tooth in a year or two anyway. And just how is a dentist supposed to do a root canal on a two year old anyway? Would you want to risk IV sedation on a small child? I wouldn't if it were my child.
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