Usually, the reason for getting a root canal is what hurts. If your child’s tooth decay is severe or their tooth is infected, it can be extremely painful, which is why it’s important for them to get a root canal for relief. Because we numb the treatment area for the procedure, your child won’t feel any pain during their appointment for a pediatric root canal in Herndon!
Root Canals Overview
Once tooth decay has progressed beyond a cavity into the nerve tissue, a root canal is necessary to remove infected tissue. Even though it may be most commonly performed on adult teeth, baby teeth may also require root canals to keep them healthy until they fall out on their own. If a tooth has deteriorated so much that it’s beyond saving, we perform an extraction to keep infection from spreading to the surrounding tissue.
Root canals address:
Severe tooth decay
How Root Canals Work
During a root canal, the dentist removes the decayed tissue and cleans the inside of the tooth. Once finished, the dentist places a crown over the tooth for protection.
What to Expect
Your dentist will thoroughly numb the treatment area so your child doesn’t feel any pain during the procedure. After the procedure, the treated area might be sore for a few days, and we can provide painkillers for any discomfort. We also have sedation options for children with anxiety or special needs.
Trusted Specialists for Root Canals
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Each one of our team members is trained and experienced in dental procedures like extractions and pediatric root canals in Herndon.
We prioritize you and your child’s safety and comfort throughout any of our treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
If your child has issues with a baby tooth, it’s less intensive to remove a baby tooth since they eventually fall out. For adult teeth, we take the time to review your child’s condition and all possible courses of treatment. If we determine that the tooth is so damaged it cannot be saved, then we perform an extraction.
Most insurance providers cover root canals and extractions, but our team will confirm whether or not your insurance covers treatment.