Root Canals for Children

A root canal treatment can be defined as a procedure that removes the nerve from the inside of your tooth. An injured, immature tooth may need one of these two procedures to improve the chances of saving the tooth: 

This procedure encourages the root to continue development as the pulp is healed. Soft tissue is covered with medication to encourage growth. The tip of the root (apex) will continue to close as the child gets older. In turn, the walls of the root canal will thicken. If the pulp heals, no additional treatment will be necessary. The more mature the root becomes, the better the chances of saving the tooth. 

The unhealthy pulp is removed. The endodontist places medication into the root to help a hard tissue form near the root tip. This hardened tissue provides a barrier for the root canal filling. At this point, the root canal walls will not continue to develop, making the tooth susceptible to fractures. It is important to have the tooth properly restored.

London Root Canals is part of Riverpark Dental. At Riverpark Dental, we also have a pediatric dentist Dr. Hashim Nainar who could discuss this case with you. A joint decision can be made whether this treatment should be performed by a general dentist, endodontist, or a pediatric dentist.


For additional questions or to set up a complimentary consultation, contact us by calling 519-963-3131 or by email: [email protected].

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