Root canal for children is a surgical procedure that removed the diseased pulp from the child’s tooth and the rest of the tooth is preserved carefully for the better oral health of the child. It’s a safe and effective way to stop many kinds of tooth pain and to keep a tooth from being lost due to decay or injury.
Root canal treatment is usually an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia that completely numbs the affected tooth. Before performing root canal therapy, the dentist will place a rubber “dam” around the tooth, isolating it from the rest of the mouth to prevent contamination. Using very small instruments, the dentist will next remove all the diseased pulp tissue from the entire length of the root canal(s) and pulp chamber, and disinfect them with antiseptic and antibacterial solutions. The cleaned space is typically filled with gutta-percha, a rubber-like natural material. The final step is to seal the access hole that was made to treat the canal(s).
The root canal is a safe and effective treatment. Think of it as a way to deal with toothache now and secure optimum dental care for later on.