When to Consider a Root Canal Treatment

How to Determine if Your Child Is a Candidate

Cavities and decay are a common dental phenomenon, and when handled early on, they can be relatively simple to fix. When decay progresses, however, it will begin to affect the tissue that is contained within an oral structure where the blood vessels and nerves reside, causing inflammation and infection and, ultimately, tooth sensitivity and pain. When this occurs, a logical restorative process to consider may be a pediatric root canal treatment.

The team at Pediatric Dentistry of Round Rock makes your child’s comfort and peace of mind our top priorities when it comes to addressing serious tooth decay and other threats to tiny smiles. We work to preserve what remains of healthy oral structures rather than immediately resorting to extractions, and thus provide a conservative pediatric treatment known as a pulpotomy.

The Benefits of a Pediatric Root Canal Treatment

A pulpotomy is a minimally-invasive restorative treatment that gently removes a small portion of the infected inner tooth pulp and replaces it with a medicated filling that is intended to clear the remaining infection and restore the tooth’s healthy structure. This procedure offers a method of healing the decayed or affected area as opposed to extracting the tooth if it can be saved. For more information about our pulpotomy or other restorative processes, contact our office today.

Protect Your Child’s Smile with a Root Canal Treatment

Our priority is to preserve the healthy structure of your child’s smile, and root canal treatment is a minimally-invasive restorative option that does just that. Contact the team at Pediatric Dentistry of Round Rock in Round Rock, TX today by calling 512-733-5311 to schedule your child’s pediatric root canal treatment.