Because children are still growing and developing, their tooth enamel isn’t as strong or thick as that of an adult. It is therefore much easier for damage or tooth decay to penetrate the protective shell and access the more sensitive inner chamber of the tooth called the pulp. When this happens, the two main treatment options left are pulp therapy (which is similar to a root canal) or a tooth extraction. Because Dr. A believes that conservative treatment is usually the best approach, in many cases, he will save the natural tooth through pulp therapy and root canals in Katy, TX.
Root canals are often associated with a great deal of pain, but that stems from the dental infections they treat, not the procedure itself. All that your child should feel is the same little discomfort that they would experience while having a cavity filled. With local anesthetic, they shouldn’t feel anything during the procedure, and whatever pain they are experiencing will be relieved. In fact, if needed, we can also administer sedation to help ease your child’s fears and anxiety. From beginning to end, our caring team will make sure that your child feels completely comfortable.
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