Root Canal Therapy in Littleton, CO

Whether your child needs a root canal performed on one of their adult teeth or baby teeth, our team would be happy to help. Root canals are never a favorite dental service among kids, but we always aim to help our patients have calm and relaxed dental experiences while we restore their oral health. To learn more about our treatment options or schedule your child’s next visit, please contact us!

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Why does my child need a root canal?

Root canals are used to treat teeth that have become infected. Tooth infections usually occur when harmful bacteria is able to make its way inside a tooth through untreated tooth decay or dental damage. Taking care of restorative services as quickly as possible helps prevent more invasive dental treatments, like root canals, from becoming necessary. The only alternative to a root canal treatment is to have the tooth removed completely, which is why we encourage parents to schedule prompt root canal treatments instead.

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Are root canals painful?

Root canals had a long history of being very painful and unpleasant treatments. Luckily, root canal treatments are much easier for patients to sit through today, thanks to advancements in pain medication and dental care. We always want our young patients to have the best experiences possible with our team, and we will do everything we can to ensure that your child has a safe, effective, and pleasant dental treatment. Our office also provides a few choices for dental sedation, which can help patients feel more calm and relaxed throughout their treatments.

What is aftercare like for a pediatric root canal?

Kids can often return to their normal routines post-root canal treatment. Your child may feel a little worn out after their appointment, but they should be acting and feeling completely back to normal after a good night of sleep. We recommend stocking up on a few soft foods before their appointment, like applesauce, yogurt, and oatmeal, and advising your child to chew with the other side of their mouth as much as possible. Once the numbness wears off, any pain or discomfort your child may experience should be able to be taken care of with over-the-counter pain medication.

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Summit Family Kids Dentistry