If you have a small cavity in a baby tooth that still has roots on it should you fill the cavity or pull the tooth?

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The best thing would be to have a filling put in the tooth. But if the tooth is going to fall out soon, the dentist may recommend pulling it instead. Have it looked at by a dentist and then do what you think is best.
Whatever you do don't pull it out yourself. See a dentist its not that bad, honestly..lol  Fill the Tooth Pulling a baby tooth too early can cause other teeth to move forward and cause misaligned teeth.  
It depends on the age of the child and which tooth it is. If the tooth is about to fall out, then pulling the tooth isn't a bad option. Some "baby teeth" stick around until age 11 or 12 or even 13 sometimes, so if it is a young child, pulling the wrong baby tooth could cause severe misalignment. You really need a dentist's opinion on this matter.

If this is an adult patient with a retained baby tooth, and the adult tooth never came in, well they should probably keep the tooth because there is no "replacement" on the way.
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Answer . a hole forms in the enamel. it can be caused by many things. but decay begins and this hole progresses until it eventual reaches a nerve and becomes infected.

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Is it painful when you get your baby tooth pulled out?

Depending on whether or not you were given novicane. If not, then yes. Some discomfort will be present. Try taking a pain reliever beforehand and afterwards when you get a baby tooth pulled out to lessen the soreness.

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Can you still do a root canal filling when the tooth still has an abscess?

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Have a dentist fill the cavity with or without a root canal, and while you're there, have him pull that tooth before the infection goes into the jawbone and you have to have part of your jaw removed. The dentist can also show you how to brush and floss your teeth to slow down further tooth damage.

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Does it hurt when you have a filling in your baby tooth?

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