Reasons to Feel Good About Root Canals

One of the not-so-great moments in your life may include receiving the suggestion for your child to receive a root canal. We understand that this may come as quite a shock and that this restorative treatment may seem like something you would like to protect your child from experiencing. However, we would like you to forget everything you’ve ever heard about root canals and focus on this fresh information: Root canal treatment can comfortably save your child’s tooth, while protecting his or her long-term oral health. Sound a lot better than what you were assuming? You will enjoy exceptional relief and will find yourself feeling confident about scheduling this treatment for your child once you become familiar with the following details:

Tooth Replacement Is Complex

The best thing for your child is to prevent tooth removal. If we can save teeth with a root canal treatment rather than resorting to an extraction (particularly in the case of a permanent tooth) then you are helping your child retain his or her natural tooth that may remain in place for life. Replacing a tooth after an extraction can become complex and costly – saving the tooth is always the preferable choice.

Root Canal Treatment Is Comfortable

You may have heard otherwise but root canal treatment is actually a completely comfortable process. What is not comfortable is an infected tooth, particularly one that continues to remain infected, that abscesses, or one that spreads infection to healthy surrounding teeth. We will thoroughly numb the infected or damaged tooth as well as nearby gum tissue, so you can rest easy knowing that your child’s experience will be relaxing. We also offer sedation in case your child requires a bit of extra tranquility.


At Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda, Dr. Marr provides gentle, compassionate children’s dentistry, including a comprehensive selection of treatments. In combined efforts with her considerate, experienced team, Dr. Marr promotes both comfort and education to safeguard your child’s oral health for many years to come. To learn more or to schedule a visit, contact our office at 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and surrounding communities.

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