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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?

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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