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Question:
My daughter was recently diagnosed by 2 pediatric dentists as having 2 root canals. Both of these dentists suggest drilling, cleaning, packing and then capping the tooth with a stainless steel cap. These are 2 BABY teeth.

I have discussed this with my dentist and other people. My dentist agreed with these 2. I know there is another option of pulling the baby teeth and putting in spacers to hold the space for the adult teeth when they come in. Its difficult to decide which way to go. Both will be painful for her - both cost alot of money. What do you suggest? ...Jeannie

Answer:
Jeannie, thank you for the question. The best space maintainer are the teeth themselves. However, both options will work and your daughter will not lose any space. I know that most insurance companies pay more for extractions and space maintainers; but I feel the best way to treat this is by saving the teeth and doing pulpotomies and stainless steel crowns.

As far as discomfort, your daughter should have very little pain and usually the only part that may bother her is when the teeth are put to sleep with anesthetic. Hopefully, she will also have nitrous oxide (laughing gas) because that will also help.

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