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Should a 4 year old get a root canal ? If she doesn't could it impact her permanent teeth ?

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First we do not do root canels on baby teeth. We do a procedure that removes the infected nerve tissues called a pulpotomy or pulpectomy. It is important to prevent damage to the developing tooth underneath. So it is important to prevent this damage. Also it is important to maintain the tooth to hold space for the new tooth. So pulling may not always be the best option

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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...

Experience

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

Organizations
ADA, AAPD, Nevada dental society, Clark County Dental Society, Cal. AAPD, Western society of Pediatric Dentistry, Southern Nevada CFA Team core member.

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ASDC Journal

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

Awards and Honors
Top pediatric Dental office 6 years in a row.

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