Our dental team at Smiles 4 Life understands the importance of controlling and eliminating decay and infection in the mouth. Decay can damage a tooth until the root is completely gone, and the tooth can’t survive. Infection can spread to adult teeth and cause future dental problems for a patient.
We provide root canals and extractions to ensure your child has a healthy smile. An infection is often accompanied by severe pain and swelling, and decayed teeth are often discolored and painful as well.
Root Canal Therapy
The term “root canal” may emit negative and fearful reactions from some people, but a root canal can cure infection, get rid of pain, and help save a tooth from needing to be pulled. With the help of our experienced dental team, we can provide an effective root canal treatment. We also offer sedation dentistry to help the procedure run smoothly.
The Root Canal Process
A root canal may seem complicated, but the process is fairly simple. During a root canal, you can expect:
A warm and friendly greeting for your child. Our team creates a warm and comfortable atmosphere, so you and your child can relax.
If dental sedation is used, we will administer a sedation option. We will also use localized anesthesia to numb the affected area.
The dentist cleans the infection out, repairs the tooth, and prepares the tooth for a dental crown.
Once the crown is ready, the dentist will place the crown and you’re all set!
If you have any questions about our root canal process, feel free to call! Our staff can answer your questions and talk to you about the signs of an infected tooth.
Though we do everything we can to save your child’s teeth, an extraction is sometimes necessary for the health of the remaining teeth. Teeth are susceptible to injury and pain just like any other part of the body, and we can help you find the best treatment for your specific situation.
Why Would My Child Need a Tooth Pulled?
Did you know that infection and decay can spread? Keeping your child’s teeth healthy is our number one priority. If the dentist knows that a tooth is too damaged by decay or infection to survive, we recommend a tooth extraction.
Our dental team can help your child feel calm and relaxed throughout the procedure. We have dental sedation options as well as a warm, caring dental team. Our dentist loves pediatric dentistry, and we want you to know you can always come back and expect to be treated like family.
Curious About Root Canals and Extractions? Call Today!
Do you have questions about our root canal or extractions procedures? Call today to talk to a member of our staff or to schedule an appointment. If you suspect an infection, call us right away!