Many adults wonder why they should spend the high cost of saving their child baby tooth when it just going to fall out anyway. Although pulling a baby tooth may be less expensive, if a dentist suggest doing a root canal and crown work in order to save the tooth give some consideration and thought to what he/she is saying.
There are good reasons why you should save a baby tooth compare to pulling a baby tooth too soon. Primary (baby) teeth serve several functions, besides just letting your child chew, baby teeth are needed for a child to learn how to speak correctly, as well as play a role in the child physical appearance. Baby teeth are there to maintain the space needed and to help the permanent teeth come in correctly. Pulling baby teeth too soon can make braces necessary in the future for adult teeth Tooth decay in a baby teeth can also effect the growth and envelopment of the permanent teeth. Damage to one can lead to damage to the other. This is why a dentist would want to treat and save any baby tooth whenever possible.