A baby root canal may sound intimidating, but sometimes it really is the best thing for your baby’s comfort and future smile. If a cavity has formed in your baby’s tooth and reached all the down to the nerve, then that can be a source of extreme pain and tooth loss.
While extracting a baby tooth sounds fine since they have another set coming, this gap can cause many issues with spacing and oral health in the future. The best thing to do in this scenario is to perform a root canal, which would consist of our doctor removing the decay and assessing the exposed nerve. If the nerve is damaged, part of the nerve will be removed. Once only the healthy nerve parts remain, the doctor will put medicine over it and cap the tooth with a crown to maintain its strength and size.