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Kids Root Canal Treatment

A kid’s root canal treatment, also known as a pulpotomy, is a dental surgical procedure that involves removing infected or damaged tissue (pulp) from inside a child’s tooth. The pulp is composed of sensitive tissue containing nerves and blood vessels that serve to anchor the tooth securely in the gum and jawbone. If your child’s tooth is damaged or infected, it may be necessary to undergo a root canal. Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, injury, or trauma. Signs of infected or damaged pulp may include toothache, heightened sensitivity to hot or cold, inflammation, or a foul taste in the mouth. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the surrounding teeth and gums, causing pain and discomfort. It is possible to perform a root canal on both milk teeth and permanent teeth. While baby teeth are meant to fall out naturally, removing them prematurely can cause problems with biting and speech development. 

 

There are three types of kid’s root canal treatment Indirect pulp treatment, Pulpotomy, and Pulpectomy. Pediatric dentists suggest which treatment is best to save the infected or decayed tooth for the child. During the root canal treatment, the dentist will remove the infected or damaged tissue from the tooth’s root canal. Then, the dentist will clean and disinfect the canal to remove any bacteria or debris. Once the canal is clean, the dentist will fill the canal with a special material called gutta-percha to help seal it and prevent future infections. And sometimes place a crown on top of teeth to protect it from further damage.

 

At the House of Dontics, we understand that the thought of a root canal treatment can be scary for kids. That’s why we take extra care to make sure that your child is comfortable and at ease during the entire procedure. If you think your child may need a root canal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact the House of Dontics to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly and skilled pediatric dentists. We’re here to help your child achieve optimal oral health and wellness!

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Local anesthesia

The dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the affected tooth and surrounding area to minimize discomfort during the procedure.

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Root canal

The root canal will be filled with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha to seal it and prevent further infection.

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Crown or filling placement

After the root canal treatment, a crown or filling may be placed on the tooth to protect it and restore its function.

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Digital X-Rays

These provide high-quality images of a child's teeth, allowing the dentist to detect the exact location and severity of the problem.

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Rotary Endodontics

This technology uses electric or air-powered tools to perform root canal treatments more efficiently and comfortably for the child.

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Apex Locator

A device used to measure the length of the root canal accurately, which helps to avoid overfilling or underfilling of the canal.

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Dental Microscope

This allows the dentist to see the area being treated in great detail, helping them to perform the procedure with greater precision.

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Pulpotomy System

This technology uses a specialized drill to remove only the damaged part of the pulp in the root canal, leaving the healthy part intact.

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  • Ensure that your child eats a light meal before the procedure.
  • Talk to your child about the procedure and explain it in a way they can understand.
  • Encourage your child to ask questions and express any concerns they may have.
  • Make sure your child has proper oral hygiene by brushing and flossing before the appointment.
  • Advise your child to avoid sugary or sticky foods before the treatment.
  • Discuss any medication your child may be taking with dentist before the procedure.
  • If your child is anxious, speak to dentist about sedation options.
  • Arrive at the appointment on time to allow your child to settle in and relax.
  • Bring a comfort item, such as a stuffed animal, for your child to hold during the procedure.
  • Dress your child in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Make sure your child gets plenty of rest after the procedure.
  • Give your child soft foods to eat for the first few days, as their mouth may be sore.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Follow any instructions given by the dentist regarding medication or pain relief.
  • Avoid giving your child hard or sticky foods that could damage the tooth or the temporary filling.
  • Make sure your child brushes and flosses regularly to keep the area clean and free of bacteria.
  • Check with the dentist to see if your child needs to avoid any sports or physical activities for a certain period of time.
  • Schedule a follow-up appointment with the dentist to check on the progress of the treatment.
  • Monitor your child’s symptoms and contact the dentist if there are any concerns or issues.
  • Be patient and supportive, as your child may experience some discomfort or anxiety after the procedure.

Understanding Root Causes of Dental Issues

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Tooth decay

When a cavity is left untreated, it can spread deep into the tooth, infecting the pulp and requiring a root canal.

Gum disease

Trauma or injury

A fall or impact to the mouth can cause damage to the tooth, resulting in the need for a root canal.

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Genetics

Some children may be more prone to dental issues, such as tooth decay or thin enamel, which can increase their risk of needing a root canal.

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Developmental issues

Occasionally, children may have dental anomalies that can lead to the need for a root canal, such as a tooth not forming correctly.

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Baby teeth

While baby teeth eventually fall out on their own, they are still susceptible to infection and decay, which can require a root canal to save the tooth and prevent the infection from spreading to the permanent teeth.

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Poor Hygiene

Poor hygiene practices, like irregular teeth cleaning and neglecting oral health, contribute to the development of dental problems.

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Bad Diet

A bad diet high in sugar and acidic foods can lead to tooth decay and erosion, compromising dental health and increasing the risk of many problems.

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Untreated Diseases

Untreated diseases contribute to dental problems, so consult dentist for every dental problems.

Our Treatment Process

Diagnosis

The dentist examines the child’s teeth and X-rays are taken to determine the extent of the damage.

Anesthesia

The dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the area and make the procedure pain-free for the child.

Access

The dentist will create an opening in the top of the tooth to access the pulp chamber and root canals.

Removal

The infected or damaged pulp tissue is removed from the tooth using specialized dental tools.

Cleaning

The dentist will clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth, including the root canals, to eliminate any remaining bacteria.

Filling

After the tooth is cleaned, the dentist will fill the pulp chamber and root canals with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha.

Frequently Asked Questions

A kid may need a root canal treatment if they have a deep cavity, a cracked or broken tooth, or an injury to the tooth that has caused damage to the pulp inside.

A root canal on a baby’s tooth is called a pulpotomy. It involves removing the damaged or infected pulp tissue from the baby tooth and placing a medicated filling to promote healing and preserve the tooth until it falls out naturally.

The length of the procedure depends on the complexity of the case, but generally, it takes between 1-2 hours for each appointment.

A root canal can be performed on a child when their baby teeth start to fall out and their permanent teeth come in, usually between the ages of 9 and 12 years old. However, it is best to consult with a dentist to determine if a root canal is necessary for a child’s dental health. 

Some root canals require two visits because they involve extensive infection or inflammation, and the dentist needs time to allow the area to heal before completing the procedure. The first visit involves cleaning and disinfecting the tooth, and the second visit involves filling the canal with a permanent material.

A dentist may perform a root canal on a child’s primary (baby) teeth if the tooth has a large cavity or is infected, to prevent further damage or pain, and to preserve the tooth until it is ready to fall out naturally. Primary teeth are important for speech, eating, and guiding permanent teeth into the correct position.

With proper care and regular dental check-ups, the treated tooth can last a lifetime.

Yes, root canal treatment is a safe and effective procedure for kids when performed by a trained dental professional.

Root canal treatment can be uncomfortable, but dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area and ensure your child feels little to no pain during the procedure.

Your child may need to avoid certain foods or chew on the other side of their mouth for a short time after the procedure, but they should be able to resume normal eating habits soon after.

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