Root canal treatment

When the cavity is too deep and cause inflammation of the whole pulp (crown and root nerve) of the tooth then a root canal treatment may be necessary. In a root canal procedure the whole nerve is removed from the tooth and an antibacterial medicament is placed in the canals.

If your child has spontaneous pain (which is the pain that appears without any stimuli) then this tooth may be a candidate for a root canal treatment.

However, if your child's primary tooth is heavily inflected and has an abscess formation and facial swelling then an extraction maybe necessary since a root canal treatment is not very successful in these cases. Permanent teeth can receive a root canal treatment even if they are heavily infected.

If a primary tooth needs a root canal treatment don't worry! The permanent successor tooth has its own nerve, therefore the removal of the nerve of the primary tooth won't affect the nerve of the permanent tooth at all!

Age one
First visit to the dentist at the latest|
Brushing teeth
Brushing teeth from age one = A treasure for your child's teeth|
No more than 3 sugary snacks per day|
Dummy sucking
Better stop between 2-4 years old|
Thumb sucking
If your child is above 4 years old and is still thumb sucking, then we can help you|
Dental prevention starts from pregnancy|
First tooth
First baby tooth erupts between 6/10 months|
Juices and soft drinks
Frequent consumption of juices and soft drinks can destroy your teeth fast|
Dental decay is the most frequent childhood disease|
Fluoride treatment
Fluoride treatments in the dental office twice a year can decrease dental decay by 40%!|
Sealants can save the molar teeth from dental decay|
Fluoride causes no harm in the correct dose|
Mouth breathing
Chronic mouth breathing can cause serious orthodontic problems|
First exam
First orthodontic exam at age 6-7 years old|
Orthodontic treatment
Orthodontic treatment is for all ages|
Dental phobia can be managed professionally|
Special needs
Children with special needs can find help in our office|