Baby Root Canal

Baby root canals in New York is a perfectly safe and effective procedure to help children who are suffering from tooth pain. It can also help prevent the loss of a tooth from decay or injury. Our dentist near you performs these procedures in a gentle and caring manner.

If your child is recommended a root canal, it can be confusing why this procedure needs to occur. After all, children typically lose all of their baby teeth between the ages of 6 and 12 years, so why can’t you wait for it to fall out?

Baby Teeth are Important to Adult Teeth

Baby teeth, or primary teeth, perform the same executive function as adult teeth do. When a tooth is pulled or lost, it can impact eating and speech abilities. Baby teeth also help to guide adult teeth into place.

When a baby tooth is missing, the primary tooth that would replace it usually comes in crooked or tilted. Not only will this cause obvious tooth alignment issues, but it can also create bite problems that will need to be addressed later in life.

How to Prepare Your Child for Root Canal

As an adult, you know that a root canal is nothing to be afraid of. You know that when the procedure is done, your toothache will be gone and that you will experience minimal discomfort during the process. However, your child doesn’t know this, and it’s quite natural for children to have some fears about going to the dentist.

We are exceptionally skilled in helping to calm children down and helping to ease their fears. We use anesthesia to block pain and discomfort during the procedure. We will perform a thorough examination and give you our best recommendations.

At Smile Up Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we want to ensure that you and your family are confident in the dental care you receive. We will provide follow up instructions and may schedule a follow-up visit to check on the healing process. If you have any questions about this procedure, we will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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