Deep cavities that reach the nerves of a baby tooth and cause intense pain and sensitivity. A baby root canal can prevent infection, maintain teeth structure and gum health, and protect the developing permanent tooth.
Sometimes, if we expect the baby tooth to fall out on its own soon, we recommend an extraction, but more often, we try to preserve the tooth. With effective numbing, a root canal usually involves no more discomfort for the patient than a regular filling. At our Huntersville office, we offer laughing gas (nitrous oxide) to ease dental anxiety in children.