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Question:
Child needs a crown and root canal: Recently my daughter's filling cracked and some of the filling came out. She had the fillings done about a year ago.

I called the dentist to see if they could just fill it again. The dentist told me that she was going to have to have a root canal and a crown after she went in for an x-ray. Is this normal?

It seems very extreme for baby teeth that are going to come out soon. I need some answers. I really don't want to put her through all that if it's not necessary ...Visitor from MI

Answer:
At this point is appears the dentist is recommending treatment to preserve the integrity of the jawbone and provide optimal opportunity for a normal and healthy eruption of her adult tooth.

Watch this video to learn how adult teeth can be destroyed before they even appear:
http://www.dental--health.com/video_pediatric_advice.html

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