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Baby Root Canals

About Baby Root Canals:

A ‘baby root canal’ is the partial or complete removal of the infected nerve due to caries or trauma.  This procedure is indicated when the decay in the tooth is very large and at the level of the nerve.

This procedure often is in conjunction with a major restoration such as a stainless steel crown or white crown. The top portion of the nerve is cleaned and the remainder of the tooth is treated with a medicine that will preserve the integrity of the tooth until it is ready to come out.

Ask your Pediatric Dentist what alternatives there are for these conditions.

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