We understand no parent wants to hear their child needs a root canal. No worries, Mom and Dad, our dentists are expertly trained in performing root canals on even the littlest patients. We’ll make sure you and your child are at ease and keep everyone smiling!
When is it Time for a Root Canal?
It may be time for a root canal if your child complains of increased pain and sensitivity, a cracked or broken tooth, notices pimples on the gum, or their gums are swollen and tender. All of these can be signs of a damaged or infected tooth. Our dentists are here to perform a root canal and restore the tooth back to optimal health.
What Happens During a Root Canal Procedure?
During a root canal procedure, your dentist will repair the decayed or diseased tooth by removing the nerve and the pulp. Your child’s dentist will then sterilize and clean the inside of the tooth. Once it is clean, it will be sealed and capped with a crown. All of this is done with general anesthesia to keep your child comfortable and pain-free.
Is a Root Canal Painful?
For a root canal procedure, your child’s dentist will numb the tooth first with a topical numbing cream and will then use general anesthesia to completely numb the site of the root canal. These days, getting a root canal is not much different than getting a regular filling, and our dentists will make sure your child is safe and comfortable.
Post Root Canal Recovery
Following a root canal procedure, your child will be numb for approximately 2 to 4 hours. Most of the time, your child will be able to return to school right after the procedure. If your child feels any discomfort following the procedure, it can be relieved with children’s ibuprofen or acetaminophen.