A lot of parents get surprised when we recommend a baby root canal.
"That baby tooth is going to fall out anyway. Do we really need to go through all this trouble?” they often ask us.
And, the answer is always the same: Absolutely!
Baby teeth play an essential role in the development of their jaws and adult teeth and we need to do everything we can to avoid premature loss. So, while a pediatric dental crown may sound a bit scary, here's why your child needs it and what to expect after the procedure.
If a child has severe tooth decay, a simple filling may not be enough to restore the tooth. If that's the case for your kid, Dr. Laura Greenwald will likely recommend a dental crown.
The same stays true if a child has fractured or broken a tooth due to a fall or accident.
Some children may have developmental problems that affect their teeth, such as enamel hypoplasia. These conditions can make teeth weaker and more prone to decay, in which case a pediatric dental crown may be necessary to protect them.
If you ever had a dental treatment that required a dental crown, you may remember the discomfort that followed. Naturally, you want to know if your child will experience the same pain and discomfort.
Here's what you need to know.
If your child is dealing with a toothache or if you are just looking for a caring pediatric dentist in Valencia, CA, All Kids Dentistry is here to help.
Get in touch with us to book your little one's appointment with Dr. Laura Greenwald.