Root Canal & Extractions
Root canals and extractions are much different for children than for adults. That’s why it’s so important to see your Front Row pediatric dentist for these services. We have undergone specialized training to perform these services with a sole focus on children.
These can be scary procedures for little ones, but with Front Row you can expect the kind of care and comfort you and your child needs.
If tooth decay goes down to the nerve of the tooth, or if there is a severe injury to a tooth, then a root canal is needed. For baby teeth, it is different from a root canal treatment that is done for permanent teeth. Only the infected part of the tooth is cleaned up and a soothing medicine is put into the area. This helps maintain the baby tooth until it is time for the permanent tooth underneath to come in.
There are many reasons why a baby tooth might need to be extracted or taken out. It might be that the tooth is damaged beyond repair with a filling, root canal, or crown. It might also be that there is an extra permanent tooth or maybe the new permanent tooth is having trouble coming in. Sometimes the baby tooth just doesn’t want to let go even though it is time for it to fall out. Whatever the reason, we will be sure to tell you all about the procedure, explain the process, and then, when you are ready, we do the required treatment ensuring both you and your child are comfortable.