Pulp therapy
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Pulp therapy

'Pulpectomy' (complete root canal treatment) are performed when decay is deep and has damaged the nerve of a tooth. These procedures are performed to remove the infected pulp tissue in a hope of saving the tooth until it sheds naturally. The tooth is numbed, infected pulp tissue is removed partially or completely, the root canal is sterilized and a filling is placed inside the pulp cavity. The tooth is finally restored by placing a crown, covering the remaining tooth structure and providing strength to the tooth to withstand the biting forces.

Root Canal Treatment In Milk Teeth

If you think your child is too young to need root canal treatment, think again — there is no age limit for this treatment. If his/her primary (baby) teeth have been injured, or if decay has advanced deep into the roots of your child’s teeth, a root canal treatment to stabilize teeth may be needed.

Root canal treatment removes the infection from the pulp, the living tissue that is found inside the tooth’s roots. The pulp contains the tooth’s nerves, so tooth pain is often an indication that decay has moved into the pulp.

Root canal treatment is a simple procedure wherein instruments are used to clean the root canals of teeth followed by inserting a medication so as to maintain the teeth properly in the oral cavity.

There are many benefits to choosing Pediatric Dentistry for your child’s dental needs. Our experienced and caring staff will take the time to get to know your child and their unique situation. We understand that every child is different and tailor our treatments accordingly.

10 Benefits of Taking Your Child to a Pediatric Dentist
  1. 1. Comprehensive Care: Pediatric dentists are experts in providing comprehensive care for children of all ages, from infants to teenagers. They understand the unique needs of each age group and can provide tailored treatments accordingly.
  2. 2. Dental Education: Pediatric dentists are trained to help parents learn how to properly care for their child’s teeth and gums. This includes brushing, flossing, diet, and other preventive measures to ensure that their children’s teeth and gums stay healthy.
  3. 3. Behavioral Management: Pediatric dentists are adept at helping children overcome anxiety or fear associated with visiting the dentist. They can employ a variety of techniques such as positive reinforcement, distraction tools, and hypnosis to make the visit more enjoyable and productive.
  4. 4. Early Detection of Oral Problems: Because pediatric dentists are trained in both general and specific areas of dentistry, they can spot potential problems early on, before they become major issues. This helps prevent costly treatments down the road.
  5. 5. Prevention: Pediatric dentists can provide preventive care such as sealants, fluoride treatments, and regular cleanings to help keep their young patients’ teeth and gums healthy. These treatments also reduce the risk for cavities and other dental problems in the future.
  6. 6. Specialty Care: Pediatric dentists are trained to handle special cases such as cleft palates, misaligned teeth, and other oral health issues that may require special attention. They can work with other specialists such as orthodontists, allergists, and speech therapists to ensure their patients receive the best care possible.
  7. 7. Comfort: Pediatric dentists understand the importance of making children feel comfortable during their visit. They are skilled at helping children relax and make them feel safe while in the dental chair. This helps to create a positive experience that children can look forward to when they come back for their next visit.
  8. 8. Patient Advocacy: Pediatric dentists work hard to advocate for oral health on behalf of their patients. They can provide expert advice on topics such as nutrition, oral hygiene, and the importance of regular dental check-ups. They can also help parents understand their child’s dental health needs and navigate the insurance system to ensure they get the necessary treatments.
  9. 9. Emergency Care: Pediatric dentists are prepared to handle any type of dental emergency that may arise. They are equipped with the necessary tools to quickly assess, diagnose, and treat any dental issue that arises.
  10. 10. Comprehensive Support: Pediatric dentists provide more than just necessary treatments; they also offer their patients support through every step of their journey towards a healthy smile. From helping parents understand their child’s needs to providing emotional support during a stressful procedure, pediatric dentists are there to help their patients every step of the way.

What Is The Minimum Age For Visiting A Kid’s Dentist?

You should take your child to the pediatric dentist as soon as the first tooth erupts in their mouth, or right around the time your child turns one. Book an appointment with an expert at your nearest Dr. Pols Children and Family Dental Clinic for pediatric consultation.

How Long Should A Child Visit A Pediatric Dentist?

It is mandatory for a child to see a pediatric dentist till the age of 14, because by this time, all of their permanent teeth have grown out. Beyond this, it is the choice of the child and his/her parents. However, it is recommended that a child should visit a pediatric dentist till the age of 16.

When Should A Child Start Brushing?

For children, brushing should start with the eruption of the first tooth. However, expert kids dentist advice to make sure that the amount of toothpaste should be very small, almost equivalent to a grain of rice.

Should Mothers Clean The Mouth Of Babies If There Are No Teeth?

It is extremely important to maintain oral hygiene and keep the mouth clean & clear of germs, irrespective of the age. Mothers can clean the mouth, both upper and lower jaw, of their children with the help of a soft cloth.

Is It Normal For Babies To Have A White Tongue?

Most babies have a white coating on their tongue in the initial few weeks, which is completely normal. There is nothing wrong with their oral hygiene.

What Is The Importance Of Milk Teeth?

As milk teeth erupt and fall, people often think that they do not matter in the overall part of oral hygiene. However, milk teeth play some really important roles, like:

  • They play the primary role of biting, chewing, and grinding the food before digesting it
  • They are also important in speech patterns and training
  • Milk teeth are the basis of the development of the jaw bones and muscles.
  • They provide the necessary shape of the mouth and room for permanent teeth to erupt.