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Has anomoly teeth, color has been changing, very painful. Extract or root canal?

Hi doctor, My son hari is 2 years 6 months old.He has an anomoly teeth i.e. Front upper two tooth are joined.Though he is brushing properly,this teeth s color is changing to since one week he is complaining severe pain with this teeth.when we visited dentist ,he has suggested either extraction or rootcanal. Need suggestion on the treatment.he being just 2+ years i am worried how he cooper.yates for the procedure.generally what level of anestesia is used for such young kids?? How
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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Dentist, Periodontics 's  Response
Dear mohan I understand your feelings.Mohan you must try to save the tooth thereforey suggestion to you is that you go for RCT,it is a simple procedure under local anesthesia.If the child is very anxious sometimes a preanesthetic medication is given orally to calm him down,so dont worry go ahead.
Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Thank you for the query.
I suggest you to go for rootcanal treatment instead of removal as the teeth should be present as a space maintainer till the permanent central insicors erupt. As you child is 2+yrs old definitely the child wont be able to cooperate for the treatment , so in such cases the treament is performed under general anesthesia instead of local anesthesia. See a pedodontist for best treatment plan.
Hope this information helps you.
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
hello & welcome
acc. to symptoms, your son is suffering from some periapical infection.
Mode of treatment is the same as prescribed by your dentist but as he is very young so it will be very difficult to do any of these.
secondly even roots are not completed at this age so even RCT is tough.
usually for very young child conscious sedation is given along with local anaesthesia, so you don't worry for that.
thanks & take care
Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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