Pediatric Root Canals
Has your child been experiencing severe pain in a particular tooth? There’s a chance that their tooth may be infected. Tooth infections can be caused by decay or impact to a tooth. Bacteria and decay can find their way into the inside roots of your child’s teeth. This can lead to inflammation and tooth destruction. The infection caused by the bacteria puts a lot of pressure on the interior tooth nerves . If not treated properly, there is a high chance that the tooth can die.
We know that no child wants to experience constant dental pain, and that is why pediatric root canal therapy is offered as part of our general dentistry services. The caring team at Pediatrics on Park will treat the infected tooth to stop the severe dental pain. Once the tooth is infected, treatment can only be a root canal or full extraction. A precise root canal allows us to stop the infection and clean out all the bacteria that is causing the pain.
Signs your child may need a root canal:
- Intense gum pain
- Tooth pain
- Tooth discoloration
- Swollen gums around a particular tooth
- Pus inside the jaw bone
- Foul odor coming from the mouth
- Swelling in the face
Root Canal Procedure
Oral surgery is needed to successfully clear out bacteria and decay inside of your child’s tooth. We remove the top of the tooth which allows our pediatric specialist to access the root canals. Next, the canals are thoroughly cleaned, and all decay and bacteria is removed. Once the tooth is disinfected the tooth is filled with dental material and the tooth is closed. For added protection, a dental crown may also be placed over the tooth.
If your child is suffering from extreme tooth pain, it’s best you come in and visit your trusted South Plainfield pediatric specialist. Pediatrics on Park will examine your child’s teeth and if signs of infection are found; we will proceed to discuss options with you. Our root canal therapy services are effective and are completed with both you and your child’s comfort in mind.
We serve the South Plainfield, Edison, Metuchen, Piscataway, Fords, Fanwood, and surrounding areas. Contact us to schedule an appointment.