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Is a baby root canal (pulpotomy) advisable for a front tooth?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Dentistry - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, unless...

If the goal is to save the tooth for esthetics and function, and the child is still young (meaning the tooth is not close to falling out), then yes, pulpotomy would be a very good choice for a deeply decayed tooth.

In brief: Yes, unless...

If the goal is to save the tooth for esthetics and function, and the child is still young (meaning the tooth is not close to falling out), then yes, pulpotomy would be a very good choice for a deeply decayed tooth.
Dr. Ronald Hsu
Dr. Ronald Hsu
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Space

Best space maintainer is a natural tooth, so dentists try not to prematurely remove baby tooth.
Answer is age and severity defendant. See your dentist/pediatric dental specialist for best answer.

In brief: Space

Best space maintainer is a natural tooth, so dentists try not to prematurely remove baby tooth.
Answer is age and severity defendant. See your dentist/pediatric dental specialist for best answer.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, see pedodontist

if done properly by a pediatric dentist will prevent teeth movement and prevent delay eruption of the permanent front tooth.
Hope it helps.

In brief: Yes, see pedodontist

if done properly by a pediatric dentist will prevent teeth movement and prevent delay eruption of the permanent front tooth.
Hope it helps.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

It all depends on the age of the child and how long the tooth would either remain in the mouth or be missing from the mouth.
If the tooth is extracted, the bone filling in the area can impede the eruption of the permanent incisor. These are good questions to ask the pediatric dentist or general dentist who will either do the root canal or extract the tooth.

In brief: It depends

It all depends on the age of the child and how long the tooth would either remain in the mouth or be missing from the mouth.
If the tooth is extracted, the bone filling in the area can impede the eruption of the permanent incisor. These are good questions to ask the pediatric dentist or general dentist who will either do the root canal or extract the tooth.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dr. Joel Doyon
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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pulpotomy

If the child needs it yes to help the permanent tooth erupt properly, to prevent damage to the permanent tooth bud and to keep your child out of pain.
See your dentist or children's dental specialist.

In brief: Pulpotomy

If the child needs it yes to help the permanent tooth erupt properly, to prevent damage to the permanent tooth bud and to keep your child out of pain.
See your dentist or children's dental specialist.
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dr. Peter Karsant
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