As pediatric dentists, we know better than anyone else that your child’s baby teeth are very important, very fragile, and can serve many functions. Our main priority is to keep your child’s natural teeth intact until they are able to fall out naturally. So you may be wondering why the title of this article is root canals for children. This article we will discuss why we may need to recommend root canal therapy for a damaged baby tooth due to severe tooth decay or infection.
There are few reasons or signs that root canal therapy maybe the best option for your child. Some of these instances can include:
If we recommend that your child does in fact need a root canal, then the infected pulp of the tooth is removed, the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, and a dental crown is placed over the top of the tooth to keep it safe from any further damage while maintaining its structural integrity.
Your role as a parent is to make sure that while your children are at home they are exercising habits to keep their teeth safe from painful procedures such as this one. It’s very important to practice at home oral hygiene that is kept up on a daily basis. This can include helping your child to brush twice a day, floss everyday, and take them to the dentist on a regular basis.
If you are looking for a caring and gentle pediatric dentist and you live in Houston, TX, or it’s surrounding areas, then Molar Pediatric Dentistry may be the place for you and your child! Feel free to give us a call to set up an appointment with one of our dental professionals. We can’t wait to meet you all!