Kusp Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Root Canal Therapy

Pediatric Root Canal Therapy, also known as pulpotomy or pulp therapy, is a vital dental procedure that can save a child’s natural tooth from extraction due to tooth decay, trauma or injury. At Kusp Pediatric Dentistry, we understand the importance of preserving your child’s natural teeth for overall dental health. 

What is Pediatric Root Canal Therapy?

Pediatric Root Canal Therapy is a procedure that is designed to remove infected, inflamed or dead pulp (inner part of the tooth) that can cause tooth pain and lead to the formation of an abscess. The procedure involves removing the decayed part of the tooth, cleaning the pulp chamber and filling it with a biocompatible material to prevent further infection. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other teeth, cause discomfort, difficulty eating, and can lead to other health complications.

When is Pediatric Root Canal Therapy Recommended?

Pediatric Root Canal Therapy is recommended when there is significant tooth decay, infection, or trauma to the tooth. The procedure is necessary to preserve the natural tooth and avoid extractions that can lead to other dental problems. Our experienced team at Kusp Pediatric Dentistry will assess your child’s dental condition and recommend the best course of action.

What are the Benefits of Pediatric Root Canal Therapy?

The primary benefit of Pediatric Root Canal Therapy is that it preserves the natural tooth and avoids the need for extraction. It is a safe and effective way to treat infected or traumatized teeth in children. The procedure also has a high success rate, and the tooth typically lasts for many years.

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What Happens During a Pediatric Root Canal Procedure?

The procedure typically involves three steps:

1. First, our experienced pediatric dentist will numb the area around the tooth, and then isolate the tooth using a rubber dam.
2. Next, the decayed part of the tooth is removed, and the pulp chamber is cleaned with special files and solution.
3. Finally, the pulp chamber is filled with a biocompatible material, typically MTA (Mineral Trioxide Aggregate), and the tooth is restored with a filling or a crown, depending on the extent of the decay.

Is Pediatric Root Canal Therapy Painful?

Many parents worry that their child will experience pain or discomfort during the procedure. However, our team at Kusp Pediatric Dentistry takes every measure to ensure your child’s comfort during the procedure. We will thoroughly numb the area around the tooth before starting the procedure. In most cases, children feel little to no pain during the procedure.

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