In cases of severe tooth decay, infection, or trauma, a root canal may be necessary to save your child’s tooth, even if it’s a baby tooth. There are several types of endodontic procedures that can be done, depending on the damage done to the pulp, or soft inside, of your child’s tooth. Our dental health procedures are as gentle as possible and are performed with your child’s comfort in mind.
Parents shouldn’t have to feel nervous about root canals. Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures performed with over 14 million done every year. This simple dental treatment can save your child’s natural teeth and can prevent the need for dental implants, bridges, or other treatments.
If your child experiences any of these symptoms, our staff will examine his or her tooth and will likely recommend non-surgical treatment to get rid of the diseased pulp. From there, we remove the injured pulp and then extensively clean and seal the whole root canal system. The way root canals are treated at Kids Choice Dental involves local anesthesia to minimize your child’s discomfort and we can often complete the task in one visit, except for in rare cases. In about 90 percent of cases, we’ve found this type of dental treatment to be successful. If for any reason your child’s tooth can’t withstand endodontic treatment or if we determine there’s a low chance of success, we’ll let you know at the time of consultation or the moment a complication becomes clear during or after treatment. We will also offer nitrous oxide for analgesia, if necessary. In nearly all cases, your child can return to school or any other activities on the same day we treat them. In a very few cases, a day of rest may be recommended.
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