Why dentist always ask us to save a deciduous molar when our young kids (below 7years) having a toothache? This is a situation most parents facing when bringing their child for an extraction of a pain & decayed deciduous molar. Why not just remove it and help the kids ‘solve” the problem? Anyhow it is a milk teeth and eventually will be replaced by permanent tooth, why the dentist still proposed to do “pulpotomy” to keep the problematic milk tooth?
First, we need to knowing the timing of eruption of permanent teeth. The following diagram help to understand the eruption sequence.