DS 1 who is 5.5, just had part of his 2nd to last bottom molars fall off. inside, revealed a huge cavity. Not yet to the root, but pretty close. he doesnt have pain when chewing or flossing thus far. Here are the options that the dentist described:
-baby root canal
-put calcium hydroxide? in and cover with stainless steel
-extraction, which she didnt recommend
after reading a couple of threads on here, im getting really worried about infection with the first two options and am wondering why the dentist doesnt recommend extraction. money?
my son is unvaccinated, has never had antibiotics or even tylenol. i truly am worried about how his body might deal with antibiotics from infection and even the other chemicals they use to numb and fill and such.
does anyone have any literature to sway me either way? personal experience?
the other factor in this is that i just dont trust this dentist much. it was our first visit with her, nothing bad happened, just her general demeanor etc. im most likely going to get a second opinion, not because i dont believe what she says, but because i dont really want her working on my son.
ok, please help me figure out whats best!