Baby Root Canal Therapy
Did you know that salvaging a baby tooth can be as important as saving a mature tooth? Learn more today about baby teeth root canal treatment at Park Smiles NYC Pediatrics.
At park smiles nyc pediatrics, we provide the best in comprehensive dental care for your child’s teeth, including root canal treatment on baby teeth when necessary.
Why would root canal treatment need to be done on baby teeth?
While root canal treatment may sound unusual for children, they’re actually routine procedures that can help save your child’s smile.For younger children who still have their baby (primary) teeth, a root canal treatment is typically recommended unless the tooth is about to fall out on its own. If the tooth does not get a root canal and eventually has to be removed, there may be problems with the new adult teeth coming in. Your child may need endodontic treatment if he or she:
- Feels pain in a tooth at any time for no apparent reason.
- Has a tooth that’s very sensitive to hot and cold.
- Has a broken tooth with exposed pulp.
Just as with permanent teeth , endodontic treatment for baby teeth involves the pulp of the tooth, which contains the tooth’s nerve in addition to blood vessels that give the tooth oxygen and nutrients. When the pulp is injured or infected, a root canal is often done to save the tooth.
Baby teeth are important for chewing and speaking. They also hold spaces for the permanent teeth that replace them. If your child loses a baby tooth too soon, the neighboring teeth can move into the empty space, which could block the permanent tooth from coming in or cause it to grow in crooked. Crooked and overlapping teeth that are difficult to clean and maintain could cause extensive dentistry throughout a child’s life.
Is root canal treatment on baby teeth painful for the child?
At Park Smiles NYC Pediatrics we do everything possible to provide a pain-free and stress-free experience. Thanks to advanced technology and sedation dentistry ,root canal treatment on baby teeth is easy and comfortable for your child. Our skilled, board-certified team of pediatric dentists , endodontist s and pediatric anesthesiologists will help save your child’s teeth with the most gentle care and comfort!
Call Park Smiles NYC Pediatrics in New York today!
For the best of the best in comprehensive pediatric dental care in New York City, call Park Smiles NYC Pediatrics today. We look forward to serving your child with an unsurpassed commitment to comfort, compassion and excellence!
Attaining a healthy, beautiful smile is like a walk in the park – at Park Smiles NYC Pediatrics!