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Root Canal Treatment in San Diego

Effectively Treating Your Child’s Dental Problems

Root canals have somehow earned themselves the reputation of being the worst dental procedure. This has caused its very name to strike fear into the hearts of both parents and children alike. The thing is, the very point of root canal therapy is to relieve the pain your child is already suffering from. Not only does the procedure help treat this pain, but it saves many teeth from being pulled each year. At Scripps Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, it’s important to us that you have the facts and feel confident that you’re doing what’s best for your child.

If you are still feeling anxious, contact our San Diego pediatric dentistry office at (858) 252-0577.

What Is a Root Canal?

At the center of each tooth, there is a pocket of blood vessels and nerves that help the tooth grow and remain healthy. Unfortunately, it is possible for this soft and vital tooth center to become infected, which in turn causes inflammation and severe pain.

The most common causes of such an infection are:

  • Having undergone more than one dental procedure on the same tooth
  • Physical damage like cracks, chips, or breaks
  • Internal damage caused by an injury
  • Tooth decay

    How to Know Your Child Needs a Root Canal

    Visible physical damage will immediately alert you that your child needs medical assistance, but there are also other, more subtle signs to look for.

    You may consider taking your child to a San Diego pediatric dentist if they are experiencing:

    • Swollen gums
    • Tooth discoloration
    • Excessive tenderness
    • Difficulty with chewing
    • Oversensitivity to hot or cold foods
    • Consistent pain in the same tooth or area

      Let Us Set You at Ease

      Dr. J Shahangian is concerned not only with providing the highest level of dental care but with making you and your child as comfortable and stress-free as possible throughout your time in our office. Our root canal treatment in San Diego can help relieve immense pain and return your child’s oral health to excellent shape.

      If you still have doubts, pick up your phone and call a member of our San Diego pediatric dental team today at (858) 252-0577.

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