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Sir/Madam
1)My grandson is just 6 years and VERY NAUGHTY.For some problem my dentist has advised RCT for him.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 ERUPTION OF PERMANENT TOOTH WILL BE A PROBLEM OR WILL NOT ERUPT AT ALL
3)Whether Sealants can be used. It is seen  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

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if it is a baby tooth to do a pulp treatment on it only take 20 min to do. If it is a permanent tooth it may take 2 visits.  It is not a complicated procedure if done by a trained professional.

if the primary tooth is extracted, it may require a space maintainer.

sealant are used on permanent molars which help reduce risk of decay by 80%. and xylitol gum does lower rick of tooth decay. Need to brush and floss Dailey and be supervised in children under 7.

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Michael D. Saxe D.M.D.

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All questions related to Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Growth, Dental Trauma, First Dental visit, Baby Bottle tooth Decay, Dental Sedation, Etc...

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20 years private practice as a Pediatric Dentist, Staff at University Of Nevada School of Dental Medicine, Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry.

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Washington University in Saint Louis, Dental School University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, residency

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