Probably one of the most severe pains that people experience is tooth pain. For a child, this pain not only hurts, but it can be frightening for them. Fortunately, our practice, LUV Pediatric Dentistry, has a talented dentist with training in endodontics who can treat tooth pain and do root canal treatments when necessary.
Usually, most general dentists will refer patients to an endodontist if they have severe tooth pain. Not being able to numb a tooth may indicate that decay is close to the nerve of the tooth. A dentist that studies endodontics has the knowledge to help relieve tooth pain that doesn’t appear to have a cause.
Endodontics also involves treating the structure of a tooth in cases of decay or after accidents. If decay is deep within a tooth, then our dentist at LUV Pediatric Dentistry may need to do a root canal to clean out the decay to save the tooth. However, root canals also take place on broken teeth if the break reaches the pulp and to treat abscesses in teeth.
Our dentist in Sunrise, FL, is also an expert in treating children’s tooth pain. If your child has a toothache for no apparent reason, then our pediatric dentist can get to the root of its cause and treat it accordingly. Many times, the cause of the pain is not visible to parents, but a dentist trained in endodontics can usually find the problem and successfully treat it.
Even though baby teeth fall out to make room for permanent teeth, our dentist at LUV Pediatric Dentistry may recommend doing a root canal on a baby tooth to remove the decay within it. The decay could spread and affect other teeth, so it is best to get rid of it. However, if the tooth shows indications of falling out soon, then our dentist in Sunrise, FL, may let it fall out naturally.
To treat a painful tooth, take your child to see a pediatric dentist that has training in endodontics. They have the necessary skills for treatments involving the pulp of teeth and to help relieve your child’s pain.