Many times parents will ask “Why should I do a filling on my child’s baby tooth? Can’t we just pull it and wait for the adult one to come in?”
In addition to allowing your child to eat and speak properly, baby teeth provide another important function. They maintain space for the adult teeth to come in properly. If a baby tooth is lost prematurely, a special space maintainer needs to be placed so that the baby teeth don’t shift and disrupt the adult teeth growing underneath. If shifting occurs, more costly orthodontic services and occasionally surgical treatments may need to be done to correct this!
So keep baby teeth if you can and let them come out when they are ready!