Root canal treatments
Many of us who have experienced a root canal treatment might be horrified by the thought of their child having it too. However, it is important to understand that baby teeth have a different anatomy compared to adult teeth.
The outer shell of a baby tooth (the enamel layer) is much thinner, while their inner part (the nerve chamber) is much larger in volume. As soon as decay goes through the outer shell, children can start feeling some sensitivity, which they usually cannot explain and, as a result, it tends to go unnoticed. If the decay cavity goes deep enough and reaches the nerve, an infection can start. This can be extremely painful for children, causing throbbing pain in the tooth or the jaw and even swelling. Baby-tooth root canal treatment will not only remove the infection instantly, but will save the tooth from an extraction too.
Dedicated to root canal treatment specialists
At Happy Kids Dental, our dentist who is dedicated to root canal treatments can offer an extremely high level of skill, care and experience and has access to the most advanced dental microscope for highly accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Depending on the extent of a cavity, there are numerous treatment options that our paediatric dentist will consider - from removing the decay and simply filling the tooth, to removing all the infected pulp, to root canal treatment and placing a children’s crown. We will talk you through the options and provide a clear and concise treatment plan.
How is a baby root canal different from an adult’s
A baby-tooth root canal treatment is very different from the adult version and is usually carried out in a single appointment. Following root canal treatment on a baby tooth, the recommended restoration for the tooth is a crown to ensure adequate sealing of the tooth. Our paediatric dentist will thoroughly discuss the process and all the options with you.
All root canal treatments at Happy Kids Dental are carried out under the use of a rubber dam to ensure safety and optimal results. For the administration of local anaesthetic we use The Wand, which offers a computer-controlled anaesthesia and is recommended as one of the most effective ways of making the teeth numb, or - as we explain it to our little patients - “putting the teeth to sleep”.