If you have a small cavity in a baby tooth that still has roots on it should you fill the cavity or pull the tooth?

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The best thing would be to have a filling put in the tooth. But if the tooth is going to fall out soon, the dentist may recommend pulling it instead. Have it looked at by a dentist and then do what you think is best.
Whatever you do don't pull it out yourself. See a dentist its not that bad, honestly..lol  Fill the Tooth Pulling a baby tooth too early can cause other teeth to move forward and cause misaligned teeth.  
It depends on the age of the child and which tooth it is. If the tooth is about to fall out, then pulling the tooth isn't a bad option. Some "baby teeth" stick around until age 11 or 12 or even 13 sometimes, so if it is a young child, pulling the wrong baby tooth could cause severe misalignment. You really need a dentist's opinion on this matter.

If this is an adult patient with a retained baby tooth, and the adult tooth never came in, well they should probably keep the tooth because there is no "replacement" on the way.
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What is the difference between normal tooth cavity filling and root canal treatment?

A filling is a way to restore or repair a tooth that has been damaged by decay or a fracture that has not reached the pulp chamber of the tooth. If the damage has reached the