Baby Tooth Pulpotomy (Root Canal) phobia

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My 6 yr old son has been diagnosed with cavities in his baby molars and am told he will need a pulpotomy especially in one which is nearing the nerve. The dentist guesses if not treated within up to one year the worst one will reach the nerve causing major damage. I am horrified by the use of formocresol despite all the touting of success. And then there is the plastic sealant which will be placed on all of them as well. He is in no pain yet but I do not of course want to let it go too long. Help. Lalia
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Ramiel Nagel, Author of "Cure Tooth Decay", Dental Health Advocate

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Hi Lalia,

This is a classic example of iatrogenic dentistry. Formocresol is Formocresol: 48.5% formaldehyde, 48.5% cresol.
It is completely insane that this should be even legal to put in a child's mouth, when less toxic substances exist to disinfect a root canal.

Root canals on baby teeth are a new thing. Scaring parents into treatments their child in know way needs is criminal behavior.

#1. Get another dentist.
#2. You need to read my book so you are more educated on dentistry, preventing cavities, and how to heal children's cavities.

Your dentist is basically saying if he does not completely remove the nerve in your child's tooth, that the nerve might get damaged within 1 year?

You are afraid of this treatment because you know it isn't right.
Get Cure Tooth Decay, get educated, and get a better dentist who will put your needs, and not profit first.

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Disclaimer: This material has been created solely for educational purposes. The author is not a dentist. The author is not engaged in giving medical / dental advice or services. Everything you try here is done at your own risk. © Ramiel Nagel, 2011. All Rights Reserved.
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Don't let them do any root canal, caps. It's my big mistake I will forever regret that I had let them do this to my almost 2 year old son. He was in no pain at all when I let them scare me that he looks like he is malnutritioned from pain in his teeth. Which is by the way not true he is in 90th percentile for his weight and 100th percentile for height. I was manipulated. and to this day I wish I could do something to make them stop doing what they did to me and my poor son. I was told by my mom that baby tooth never hurt us when we were little. I lost most of my teeth when I was three from eating so much sweets but my mom told me never did I complain about tooth ache. My adult teeth were perfectly healthy until I was 18 because of love for sweets of course I didn't know about it. My siblings have perfectly strong adult teeth. I'm still looking to have them remove the silver cap they put on my child except the trauma they put on my child's memory handicapped him from having people touch him. I hope he gets over this soon. I hope by God's grace that his health will be fine and he will become a healthy adult man.
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Hi Marian,
your child may benifit from chiropractic work, osteopathic work, cranial sacral or other work from a practioner who likes working with children. The trauma from the experience can be reduced. I think your only option, that at the same time is the least tramatic with the metal capped tooth would be to pull it. Also pay attention for any immune system issues. If he seems unhealthy it could be poisoning from the metal cap. These contain nickel and can make children who are allergic to nickel sick.
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are there any specialist in southern california? when you say pull it, do you mean pull the whole teeth? wouldn't that traumatized him even more? Is there a specialist who would just pull the cap off? thanks so much. been distress about this for a while.
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Marian,

Any dental treatment may traumatize your child even more. I am not recommending you do that. I am saying that is my knowledge of what to do. If you pulled off the cap there would be a tiny stub of a tooth. It definitely would involve some type of procedure. The tooth would then need to be protected.

On my find a dentist page there are dentists you can locate in Southern California for a more specific evaluation of your options.

http://curetoothdecay.com/Dentistry/f...
Raymond Silkman comes to mind, although I do not know if he treats young children.