The entire treatment process will take place over the course of a few appointments to allow for proper healing. Our gentle, friendly team will ensure you and your child feel comfortable and confident during each visit.
At the first appointment, the tooth will be cleaned and the treatment area will be numbed. The tooth will be opened up and flushed with disinfectant, and special antibiotics and healing compounds will be placed inside the tooth, which will be temporarily sealed with a filling.
At the second appointment, usually 1-4 weeks after the first visit, the temporary filling is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned. Then, bleeding is induced inside the tooth to create a blood clot, and other steps are taken to encourage the growth of new tissue inside the tooth, which will be sealed with a filling.
A follow-up will be conducted after several weeks, ensuring the tooth has healed properly. You’ll be asked questions about any pain and discomfort you’ve experienced, and your dentist will take x-rays and examine the tooth.
There is typically no need for any special aftercare precautions. The tooth may be a bit tender and sore for a few days after treatment due to the manipulation of the interior pulp and other tooth tissues, but this is normal, and will fade quickly. If everything looks good, the tooth can be treated just like a natural tooth. Brush and floss regularly and see a dentist for routine visits to maintain your oral health.
Your child’s baby teeth form the “paths” that allow their adult teeth to erupt in the proper position. This is why premature baby tooth loss is such a big problem. Losing a baby tooth before it’s supposed to come out can cause serious oral development issues later in your child’s life. Make sure you get the care they need to keep their smile healthy! If you want more information regarding our services, take a look at our frequently asked questions.