When Your Kid Needs A Root Canal Treatment

There’s a good way and a not-so-great way to approach your child’s root canal treatment. First, you can think of it as a negative thing that you should feel bad about. Or, you can look at it as a wonderful, convenient way to rescue your child’s tooth that has become severely decayed or damaged. We, of course, encourage you to lean toward the latter. When you adopt an optimistic outlook, it makes it much easier on you and your child. Ready for some specific suggestions that can help immensely? We’ve got them!

Don’t Act Any Differently About It

You might feel the tug of your parental instincts kicking in, which makes you want to offer your little one a ton of sympathy. However, this is most certainly going to backfire. You don’t want to give your child any idea that a root canal treatment is any different from any other day at the dentist’s office. (Note: It’s really not all that different, since root canals are just as comfortable as fillings).

Don’t Talk About Your Own Experience (Unless It Was Amazing)

You might think that letting your child know that you, too, have had a root canal treatment will be very helpful. However, even the slightest hint that it was stressful, that it’s anything out of the ordinary, or that there’s any reason to worry about it can make the visit difficult when it can be simple!

Don’t Worry About It

We know you might feel worried about your child’s upcoming root canal treatment. We would like to remind you not to worry! We offer pediatric root canals known as pulpotomies that allow us to rescue your child’s tooth comfortably.

Bring Your Child In For A Comfortable Root Canal Treatment

If your little one needs a root canal, remember that the experience will be efficient, comfortable, and will leave your child’s tooth in much better condition. Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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