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Should a 2 year old have their teeth pulled due to tooth decay?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If the teeth can be repaired, it's best to do so.
However, if the teeth a severely decayed, it may be necessary to extract them. Depending on the area of the mouth teeth are extracted, the space may need to be held by using a space maintainer so that the space will remain open and available for the permanent teeth.

In brief: Depends

If the teeth can be repaired, it's best to do so.
However, if the teeth a severely decayed, it may be necessary to extract them. Depending on the area of the mouth teeth are extracted, the space may need to be held by using a space maintainer so that the space will remain open and available for the permanent teeth.
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dr. Anna Guarna
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Removal of teeth in a two year old with decay depends on the amount of decay present.
If the tooth is too badly decayed and does not have enough sound tooth structure to have a filling or crown placed, the tooth should be removed.

In brief: Depends

Removal of teeth in a two year old with decay depends on the amount of decay present.
If the tooth is too badly decayed and does not have enough sound tooth structure to have a filling or crown placed, the tooth should be removed.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. John Rohm
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: 2 year old and decay

Sometimes it is necessary to extract a tooth on such a young child.
The bigger issue is what caused the 2 year old to have this severe a case of tooth decay. The diet and feeding habits should be examined.

In brief: 2 year old and decay

Sometimes it is necessary to extract a tooth on such a young child.
The bigger issue is what caused the 2 year old to have this severe a case of tooth decay. The diet and feeding habits should be examined.
Dr. John Rohm
Dr. John Rohm
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