Asked for male, 22years old from Bangalore
tooth decay, or cavity, refers to a permanently damaged area on the tooth’s surface. If your child has a severely rotten baby tooth causing pain and swelling, that can’t be fixed with a dental filling, dentist can recommend you root canal or removal of particular tooth. You may feel a root canal is unnecessary since this isn’t your child’s permanent tooth. But although a decayed tooth will naturally fall out on its own, a root canal will relieve pain, swelling and prevent premature loss of the tooth.
Please visit the dentist as soon as possible before worsening of symptoms.