Baby teeth play many important roles in the healthy development of your child’s smile. Even though they eventually fall out, baby teeth affect how your child’s adult teeth grow in, help your child learn how to say certain speech sounds correctly and chew their food properly, and support their self-confidence when they smile. Sometimes, a baby tooth develops a painful infection within the tooth, and root canal treatment may be required to save the tooth. With this gentle and effective therapy at Sweet Tooth Orthodontics and Children’s Dentistry in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, your child will be smiling again in no time!
What is root canal treatment?
Root canal therapy is a tooth-saving procedure that removes the infected and damaged contents of the inner portion of the tooth (called the pulp chamber). After your child’s tooth is completely numb, we remove the diseased area of the tooth, then sanitize the area and fill it with a material that will be absorbed by your child’s body once the baby tooth is almost ready to fall out at its natural time. After the treatment, we place a dental crown on the tooth to seal it off and prevent further damage. Root canal therapy:
- Saves your child’s natural tooth
- Prevents the long-term health consequences of extracting a tooth before it is ready to fall out
- Gets your child out of pain
Will the treatment hurt my child?
A common misconception about root canal treatment at any age is that it is a very painful procedure, when in fact, the opposite is true – it is a pain relieving treatment! We use a variety of approaches to help keep your child comfortable, pain-free, and relaxed throughout the procedure, and when it is over, the pain from their infected tooth will be gone. If your child is anxious about receiving dental treatment, we can provide them with inhaled nitrous oxide or general anesthesia as appropriate for their specific needs, and we use just the right dose of local anesthetic to prevent your child from feeling pain during their treatment.
Our dentists have decades of combined experience in providing safe and effective dental care for kids. We treat your child as if they are our own and take great pride in helping restore their healthy, terrific smiles. Call Sweet Tooth Orthodontics and Children’s Dentistry in Rancho Cucamonga at to schedule your child’s appointment today!Back to Baby Root Canals Page