Baby Root Canals
in Columbus, OH!

Root canals have a reputation for being very scary and painful treatments. This is because root canal therapy used to be much more intense, but thanks to modern medicine and advancements within the field of dentistry, root canals are nothing to worry about. In fact, many root canal procedures are quite similar to getting a simple dental filling from the patient’s perspective. To learn more about our services or schedule your child’s next visit, please contact us!

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How will I know if my child needs a baby root canal?

It’s not always easy to tell when a root canal is necessary, which is why routine dental visits are so important. Should your child experience any of the following symptoms, however, we recommend contacting our office and scheduling an appointment with our team so we can assess the situation.

  • Persistent Tooth Pain
  • Sudden Tooth Sensitivity
  • Bump on Gums
  • Gum Swelling
  • Change in Tooth or Gum Color
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When can my child return to school after getting a root canal?

In many cases, kids can attend school the day after they receive a root canal procedure. They may feel worn out after their appointment, so it’s best to let them rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day if possible. For the next few days, they should stick to eating soft foods and chewing with the other side of their mouth while they recover. Any pain or discomfort that patients experience typically subsides within a few days and can be taken care of with over-the-counter pain medication. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s recovery process, feel free to contact us.

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Are root canals really necessary for children?

At Clover Kids Dental, we only recommend dental services that we believe best meet the needs of our patients, and we never want to recommend an invasive treatment when a less invasive treatment would be a better option. When a baby tooth undergoes extensive damage or decay and an infection develops inside a tooth, we may determine that a baby root canal is the best way to save the tooth and treat the infection. Once the root canal is complete, we can place a pediatric dental crown to support the tooth and protect it from future damage.

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