What are Primary (Baby) Teeth Root Canals?

Baby Tooth Root Canals, also known as pulpotomy or pulpectomy, are procedures that involve removing the infected or damaged pulp from a primary tooth. Each primary tooth has a pulp, commonly referred to as the nerve, which can become infected due to decay or trauma. Removing the affected pulp is essential to alleviate pain and prevent further complications.

Why are Primary (Baby) Teeth Root Canals necessary?

The primary reason for a root canal in primary teeth is an infection caused by decay. Severe tooth fractures can also expose the pulp, resulting in sensitivity and discomfort. By promptly removing the infected pulp, we can relieve pain and prevent the spread of infection.

Who is a candidate for Primary Teeth Root Canals?

Determining the need for a primary teeth root canal requires a thorough examination. X-rays may be taken to assess areas of decay or identify the extent of pulp damage. It is recommended to undergo a root canal as soon as possible to prevent complications. Our primary goal is to restore your child's dental health and provide a pain-free smile.

What happens during the Primary (Baby) Teeth Root Canals procedure?

The root canal procedure for primary teeth begins with the application of local anesthesia to numb the area. Next, the decayed portions of the tooth are removed, and the infected pulp is carefully extracted. The canals within the tooth are meticulously cleaned and filled to prevent further infection. We may recommend placing a crown on the treated tooth for added protection. The entire process typically takes about an hour in our office, ensuring your child leaves pain-free.

Learn More about Primary (Baby) Teeth Root Canals

If you would like to learn more about Baby Tooth Root Canals and their procedure, we encourage you to contact our office today. Our knowledgeable team is available to answer any questions you may have and provide comprehensive care for your child's dental health. Let us help preserve your child's beautiful smile!