You would probably have heard the term ‘Root canal treatment’ and quite possibly even had one too but, wait a minute, ‘Root canal in children ?’ Yes, a root canal procedure done on a child is known as a ‘Pulpectomy’
What exactly is a pulpectomy?
When your Child’s tooth is infected and starts to pain, it indicates that the infection has spread to the inner portion of the tooth and requires a pulpectomy or quite simply a root canal.
What happens in a pulpectomy?
During a pulpectomy, the kid’s dentist or pediatric dentist will clean the inner portion of your Child’s tooth to clear all the infection using special instruments and seal it with an anti-bacterial material.
Is it really required?
YES! Contrary to the myth of why treat if they will eventually fall off, milk treats play important roles such as maintaining nutrition, preventing damage to permanent teeth, and maintaining space for the underlying permanent teeth to come into proper position.
Is it painful?
Not at all. A child dentist / pediatric dentist is specially trained to carry out such procedures efficiently and spends additional years of study learning behavior management techniques and specialized skills required to treat your child.
How can I avoid it?
The best way to avoid reaching such a situation is to prevent it from arising in the first place! Ensure your child is taken to a Paedodontist or a kids dentist every 6 months to ensure that cavities are detected early and addressed before causing more damage.
Why choose Smile Craft?
Smile Craft believes in constantly being ahead and provide the best dental treatment to your child in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Our kids dentist is constantly rated as one of the best kids dentist in Margao-Goa and is known for her friendly approach that puts your child at ease. The next time your looking for a dentist for kids, don’t worry, we got you covered!
Kids can be notorious when it comes to taking care of their teeth. To the point where it almost impossible to get some of them to brush even once a day let alone twice. Most children don’t see their family dentist until they are well over 2 years old, far later than is recommended by both dental and medical professionals. Here are a few things you ought to know about taking care of your child’s teeth the best.
Importance of primary teeth
Among children who have never visited the dentist or who have not seen a dentist in the last 12 months, the most frequently mentioned reason by their parents was that “the child is too young”. Sometimes parents fail to understand the importance of losing child teeth naturally.
It is very important to keep a child’s teeth in place until they are lost naturally. The primary teeth are important for many reasons including:
- Proper and efficient chewing..
- Good speech development.
- Helping save space for permanent teeth.
- Promoting a healthy smile that helps children feel good about the way they look.