Does my 10 Year Old Need Root Canals? (photo)
My 10 year old cracked the roots of his two top front teeth horizontally midway between the gumline and the tip of the roots. An endodontis told us that root canals are neccessary on both teeth. He expained that both teeth are dead and will become infected. My son is not in pain and has no sensitivity to hot or cold. No testing was done on the teeth other than x-rays. The teeth have been splinted across the 4 front teeth. Are the root canals necessary? Thank you.