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Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment, also known as “Root Canal Therapy,” is a dental procedure performed when a cavity or infection reaches the nerve of a tooth. This treatment is crucial for saving the tooth and preventing the spread of infection.

How is it done?

  1. Anesthesia: First, the dentist will numb the area around the tooth so the child doesn’t feel pain during the procedure.
  2. Accessing the nerve: A small opening is made at the top of the tooth to reach the infected nerve.
  3. Cleaning: Infected tissues and damaged nerve are carefully removed from inside the tooth.
  4. Filling: After cleaning the tooth, it is filled with a special material to prevent reinfection.
  5. Restoration: Finally, a crown or filling is placed on the tooth to protect it and restore its shape and function.

Why is it important?

Root canal treatment is vital because it saves the affected tooth. Without this procedure, the infection can spread to other teeth and cause severe pain. Additionally, preserving natural teeth is crucial for long-term oral health.

Does it hurt?

Thanks to anesthesia, the child should not feel pain during the treatment. After the procedure, some sensitivity is normal, but this usually subsides quickly.