This is often referred to as a “baby root canal” and involves removing the affected nerve tissue of the tooth and placing a sedative material in its place. The tooth is then typically covered with a crown in order to protect it and restore its strength. This procedure helps preserve the baby tooth until it is time for it to fall out naturally.
Nerve treatment procedures can also prevent the spread of bacterial infection from your child’s tooth to avoid unnecessary pain and potential permanent tooth damage.
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