Root Canal Procedure
If your child has an abscess or a very deep cavity in a baby tooth, then a root canal treatment may be indicated depending on the time the tooth is meant to naturally fall out. If the time of shedding is not near, then a root canal treatment would be advised. However, if the tooth is nearing its natural shedding time, then removal or extraction of the tooth would be indicated with no further treatment.
If root canal treatment is recommended, the dentist will treat the tooth by removing the decay and infected pulp tissues under local anesthesia. Then the pulp chamber will be disinfected and sealed properly with either a filling or a baby tooth crown. This is a totally pain-free procedure. In our clinic, we use cutting-edge technologies such as Quick Sleeper, which is a painless injection technique, and Conscious Sedation (also called Nitrous Oxide or laughing gas) to make your child’s dental experience more comfortable and easy.