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Baby Root Canals in Lytle, TX

Our practice can perform traditional root canal therapy as well as baby root canals, which are root canal treatments that are done on baby teeth. If your child has been complaining about tooth or gum pain or you notice a change in their tooth color or a bump on their gums, please schedule a visit with our team so we can see if a root canal treatment is necessary to restore their smile. Contact our office today!

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Why would my child need a root canal?

Root canals are performed when an infection occurs inside a tooth and the infected tissue and blood vessels need to be removed. Once the dental pulp is cleared out, the tooth is then cleaned and sealed, and a dental crown is placed over it. If an infection occurs inside a tooth, the only way to effectively treat it and restore the health and functionality of the tooth is with a gentle root canal procedure. If it is not done in time, a dental extraction could be needed instead, which is why we always advise patients to schedule restorative treatments as soon as they can.

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Are root canals painful?

Root canals are not dental treatments that many patients look forward to, but at Tots to Teens Lytle, we do everything we can to help our patients have the most pleasant and comfortable experiences possible. Local anesthetic is always used to numb the teeth and gums before the procedure begins, but if you think your child will need extra assistance when it comes to remaining calm and staying still during their treatment, our office also provides dental sedation, which can help patients have much better experiences overall.

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Can my child return to school after a baby root canal?

Our team can assess your child’s treatment plan and current health status to help you determine when they should go back to school. In general, kids tend to be a little worn out post-root canal treatment, so it’s a good idea to not have too much planned for them after their appointment. If a sedation method like oral conscious sedation or general anesthesia is used, parents should plan to bring their child straight home and let them rest and recover for the remainder of the day. Should you have any questions or concerns after their baby root canal, our team would be happy to assist.

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