Dentistry/Alternative to RCT
1)My grandson is just 6 years and VERY NAUGHTY.For some problem my dentist has advised RCT for 3 baby teeth.But the problem is that he may not cooperate and more trouble may be faced.But Root canal treatment for teeth in children is a complex procedure requiring lengthy appointments and multiple visits .
2)If alternatively PRIMARY TOOTH IS EXTRACTED however, space maintainers would have to be used to preserve the space of the extracted teeth.
3)If there is no alternative to RCT In extreme cases, sedation/ general anesthesia may be an alternative to facilitate RCT
Xylitol is an alternative for patients to manage recurring cavities easily,.Whether chewing xylitol gum, eating cheese and rinsing with water after meals may all play a role in reducing bacteria, neutralizing acids in the mouth and preventing tooth erosion.
Whether for a 6 year old boy Xylitol should be taken as chewing gum.
Please help with your answer"
ANSWER: Kalyan-Xylitol as a sugar substitute helps to prevent decay to some extent, but it can also produce problems, such as stomach gas and diarrhea. So there is a trade off with every substance. The best thing to is not to stop substances but reduce their usage and and do very good oral hygiene to better control oral bacteria and decay
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QUESTION: Only you have answered about Xytilol,what about other points.Please help
Kaylan, if the teeth have internal infection or inflammation, those aspects need to be removed to prevent damage to the underlying permanent teeth. I am not opposed to anesthesia or sedation to make the children more cooperative and less fearful. A skilled pediatric dentist can quickly do a proper root canal treatment for a child. Unlike an adult a simple procedure can basically make the tooth inert so no negative effects on the underlying permanent teeth can occur and the space is maintained for future eruption of the teeth.
If however the extent of decay is extensive, the teeth or the unsalvageable tooth should be extracted to prevent a periodontal inflammation or infection cause damage to the underlying permanent tooth. So each case should be evaluated on the health of the child, the extent of decay and the existing damage to the gums and bone in the area. I wish I. Would give you a more definitive answer, but a full examination and trays of the area would better define the various needs.
I am not against anesthesia for a healthy child.