One of the most common questions I get from parents is “If a baby tooth has a cavity, why should I fix it if my child will eventually use it”. The most obvious answer is to help protect the permanent teeth. Infected baby teeth, if left untreated can cause damage to the underlying developing permanent adult teeth. Removing the baby teeth before they are due to erupt can also lead to space maintenance issues. As a result, there is greater likelihood your child will develop crowding of the adult teeth leading to the need for braces. We highly encourage saving the baby teeth if all possible! An ounce of prevention prevents a pound of problems. Talk to Dr.Glasmeier about the options to fix a broken or decayed baby tooth!