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Question:
My grandson is 3yrs old and his mother was advised that he would need a root canal done to one of his top front teeth. Can you advise me if I should get a second opinion? Or go with what this Dentist is telling us, root canal or pull the tooth out?

Answer:
Since your grandson is only 3, the best option is to have the tooth restored/fixed. This is a front tooth (top) and the permanent tooth will not erupt until he is around 7-8 years old.

The other option is to have the tooth extracted; but at this time, I would recommend fixing the tooth. Without a clinical examination or x-rays, this is my opinion. You can always have the tooth extracted/removed; but I think you'll be happier with a tooth there.

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