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Pediatric Root Canal Leesburg, VA

Nobody likes the idea of a root canal procedure, especially kids. Root canal procedures have a reputation for pain and fear. However, with Dr. Mark, Dr. SK, and their trusty pulpotomy by your side, there’s nothing to fear. These skilled pediatric dentists are dedicated to saving smiles and preserving the oral health of their young patients. So, if your child ever needs a root canal treatment, rest assured that they’ll be in good hands with the SmileCity Pediatric Dentistry team. 

Pediatric Root Canal in Leesburg, VA

Root Canal Procedure for Children in Leesburg, VA

A root canal procedure might sound scary, but it’s actually a lifesaver for teeth in trouble. When a tooth becomes severely damaged or infected, the inner part, known as the pulp, can become inflamed or infected. This can cause intense pain and even lead to the loss of the tooth if left untreated.

A root canal treatment is a procedure to remove the infected pulp and clean out the inside of the tooth. This not only relieves pain but also prevents the infection from spreading. We can save the tooth from being lost forever.

Kids might need root canal procedures for several reasons:

Deep Cavities: Cavities that are left untreated can grow deeper and reach the inner pulp of the tooth, leading to infection and the need for a root canal procedure.

Trauma: Accidents or injuries to the teeth can cause damage to the pulp. As a result, your child may need a root canal procedure to save the tooth.

Genetics: Some children may be more prone to dental problems due to genetic factors. This may increase their odds of needing a root canal procedure.

Our Role in a Pulpotomy

When a pediatric patient needs a root canal treatment, Dr. Mark and Dr. SK step in as the heroes of the story. They are specially trained in pediatric dentistry. This means they have the skills and expertise to handle the unique needs of young patients with care and compassion.

One of the tools in their arsenal is the pulpotomy. A pulpotomy is a type of root canal procedure specifically for children. It aims to preserve the vitality of the affected tooth. Here’s how it works:

  1. Assessment: They will start by examining the tooth and taking X-rays to determine the extent of the damage and whether a pulpotomy is necessary.

  2. Anesthesia: To ensure the patient’s comfort during the procedure, we will use local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth. This ensures your child doesn’t feel any pain during the root canal procedure.

  3. Pulpotomy Procedure: Once the tooth is numb, Drs. Adadi will carefully remove the infected or damaged pulp from inside the tooth. This involves accessing the pulp chamber within the tooth’s crown and removing the affected tissue. They will then clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth to remove any bacteria or debris.

  4. Filling and Sealing: After removing and cleaning the inside of the tooth, our team will fill the space with a special material. This material helps to support the tooth’s structure and prevent further infection. Then, we seal the tooth to prevent bacteria from re-entering.

  5. Restoration: Depending on the extent of the damage, your child may need a dental crown or filling to restore the shape and function of the tooth.