My DD had a silver cap put on a molar because it had a small cavity. It was a while ago so honestly it could've been for a different reason. She had another tooth pulled the same day because it had a cavity and the tooth would be coming out soon anyway.
Her silver cap tooth has been bothering her for a few months. She can't eat on that side of her mouth very much. We took her in a few months ago and they said it was fine. I took her again this morning and she said it looked like there "could be something going on" in the root area (I don't speak dental anatomy, but basically the space in the middle of the root). Nothing specific said. Just "something". They wanted to pull the capped tooth PLUS the tooth in front of it (which is a tiny bit loose, not even noticably so). Then they would place a spacer that goes around one molar on one side of her mouth, across the top of her mouth with this plastic thing on her roof, then wrap around a molar on the other side. She had a spacer before and freaking HATED it. Complained about it daily. Couldn't eat on that side of her mouth, plus it rubbed her gums. It eventually fell out and the tooth began to grow in (a couple of years early).
The girl doesn't have poor dental hygiene. She had two cavities.
I told them we were going to just pull the loose one; that maybe DD was confused and it was the loose one that was bothering her.
All this tooth pulling seems excessive. I had three cavities when I was a kid and never had a tooth pulled. Is this normal???