lately his gum got swolen around a baby tooth molar, the dentist drilled the molar like a little pinch and gave him antibiotic to reduce the reddness. A week later the reddiness is still there and the dentist is saying we should extract. Is that reasonable, please help

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 30 - January - 2013, at 10:01 AM

  • No even if it is a baby tooth then baby molar should not be extracted at age of 6 years if it is restorable. This baby molar will be replaced by the adult tooth at the age of 10-11 years. If baby molar is extracted now then you have to go for space maintainer to maintain the space for the adult tooth to erupt in mouth. Get the xray done and if baby molar is infected then it can be treated by pulpectomy and above that stainless steel crown can be given. You should go to a pedodontist who are children specialist and get the proper treatment done. For more info on child dentistry you can check this link.....

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