Fillings, extractions, space maintenance, sealants, fluoride treatments, and pulpotomies (similar to root canals on baby teeth) are all procedures that can be performed by a general dentist. If the procedure has additional complications, your child may be sent to a pediatric specialist for appropriate treatment. It is important to remember although baby teeth will eventually fall out, it is critical that they are kept healthy and in place until the adult tooth is ready to erupt. Damage, early loss, or infection to baby teeth can have very detrimental effects to adult teeth that can be difficult and costly to fix.