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Is root canal treatment required to treat cavities?

Q: My 7 years old daughter has a fairly deep cavity from the sides in her milk molar tooth. She has no pain or hot-cold sensitivity. I visited the doctor for the filling of the tooth. But the doctor says that he will do a root canal treatment (RCT). After drilling they will see whether root canal is required or filling will be sufficient. Is root canal treatment required for milk molar tooth? Will this milk tooth cavity affect the other normal teeth?

A:Yes, the milk teeth do require RCT where it is felt that the affected teeth are required to function for few more years. If not treated, it may result in infection, which at times can affect permanent teeth.


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