Our 4 year old boy gets tooth aches and has been to one dentist who advises he needs surgery costing $6000 australian dollars to do the following:Metallic crowns x8, adhesive restoration x4, two extractions and pulpotomy x8. I was wondering why it is necessary when he will soon lose his baby teeth? is surgery really necessary? Should we get a second opinion?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 25 - March - 2013, at 10:23 AM

  • it is right that the baby teeth will be replaced by the adult teeth but that will start at the age of 6 years and all tha baby teeth will be replaced by the adult teeth by the age of 12 years. If the decayed baby teeth are not restored then they have to be pulled out. If the baby teeth are pulled out then the space for the adult teeth will be replaced and they will not come into proper alignment . If the baby teeth are not restored and left like this then the infection can cause the hypoplasia of the adult teeth. So it is advisable to go for the restoration of the baby teeth. For more info on children teeth you can visit the following link....http://www.identalhub.com/article_importance-of-children-teeth-49.aspx

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