Does my child need a filling on a baby tooth?
Usually the answer to this depends on the child’s age. If they’re at a point where that tooth is likely to fall out soon and be replaced by the adult tooth in that spot, it can be simpler to let that happen (or to remove the baby tooth). If the child is young enough that leaving it alone could lead to infection, or that extracting the tooth could leave an empty spot for a long time before the adult tooth takes its place, we may opt to fill the cavity. If you suspect your child has a cavity on a baby tooth, call one of our offices to schedule a visit to plan the best next steps.