Question: Do you really need to crown baby teeth?
My Son is seven and he has a large size cavity in one of his back molars. I want to just have it filled since fillings under my dental insurance plan is covered. However the dentist is saying that my son should have a baby root canal done and have the tooth crowned. Does this sound right?
Reply: Yes, there are cases where a dentist would suggest a root canal and crown to save a tooth even a baby tooth as they are important to save until the adult teeth start to come in. However,if you are concern with the treatment plan he/she is suggesting to you I would advise maybe getting a second opinion.