Sometimes, despite our best efforts at home, children develop cavities and decay that must be addressed. Fortunately, because of the less complex structure of baby teeth, fillings at this stage are relatively simple. They can often be completed without anesthetic.
In more extensive cases of tooth decay, we may instead place a crown on a baby tooth. Though these teeth will ultimately fall out on their own, baby teeth are needed for years before your child would otherwise lose them. Without the teeth in place, basic chewing is impaired, developing speech patterns can be interrupted, and even normal jaw formation can be negatively impacted.