Q. Root canal treatment is advised in milk teeth. Please advise.

Answered by
Dr. Naveen Thomas
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
Published on May 25, 2019

Hi doctor,

My son is 4 years old. He was only on milk diet till three years. His eight teeth got brown color, when we went to the doctor he suggested for cleaning and filling for six teeth but for two teeth, he suggeested for RCT. My son never complained about pain or swelling. Do we really need to go for RCT?

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentistry Endodontist Paediatric Dentistry Periodontist
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Yes, it is called pulpectomy procedure, not proper root canal treatment as done in adults. Those milk molars have to stay till 10 years of age at least. So, if you want to prevent breakdown of teeth and pain in near future, it is necessary.

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