Dentists in your Area:
Fairfield, 06825
Distance: 2.4 Miles
, 06460
Distance: 12.9 Miles
Stamford, 06901
Distance: 15.3 Miles
West Haven, 06516
Distance: 18.5 Miles
West Haven, 06516-4310
Distance: 18.6 Miles
Danbury, 06810-6525
Distance: 20.1 Miles
Huntington, 11743
Distance: 20.3 Miles
Islip, 11751
Distance: 28.2 Miles
Hicksville, 11801
Distance: 29.8 Miles
Great Neck, 11021
Distance: 30.7 Miles
start your health research here
Search Checkdent
dental-videos
DENTAL FORUM
Search Forum
0

Saving my daughter’s tooth

User Level:
Patient
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.
User Level:
Dentist
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.
Posted 8 years ago
0
loading