The dentist says my child needs a filling in a baby tooth. This tooth is going to fall out soon anyway – why bother?
If decay spreads deep into the tooth, it can cause abscess and pain and the tooth may need to be extracted. The infection can also affect the developing permanent tooth underneath. Preventing problems is best in terms of comfort and cost, fixing a small problem is easier and cheaper then waiting until it becomes major. Back to the Top My child banged a front tooth. It seemed alright but now it’s turning dark. What should I do? The discolouration shows the pulp, or soft inner tissue (nerve) has been injured. This represents a possible source of infection that should be assessed and monitored. Take your child to the dentist who can determine the next course in action. Back to the Top If I was a patient of the Knob Hill Dental Farms dental office are my records still with your office? Yes, when the Knob Hill office closed Dr. Brian Gold and his staff moved all your records to this new location, joining up with Dr. Lisa McLean. Today our office has grown to a number of dentists, hygienists
It the tooth is going to come out in the next 6 months, you may be able to get away without the filling. Otherwise, any longer, I would recomment the tooth be filled to avoid a dental infection.