Your Root Canal Dentist Near Farmers Branch, Texas

When your child needs a root canal conducted on one or more of their teeth, you need to get them in to see a dentist as soon as possible. A root canal might also seem frightening to a parent or child, which is also why it’s important to find a dentist that specializes in pediatric care.

Luckily, Rio Dental & Orthodontics near Farmers Branch has been conducting kids’ root canals for years and knows exactly how to care for a younger patient during this serious treatment.

What Dental Problems Require A Root Canal?

Root canals need to happen for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common include

  • A seriously decayed tooth where a hole is present down to the root
  • A cracked or split tooth
  • A cavity that has been left untreated
  • An infection of the tooth and surrounding gums

Because kids are quite vulnerable to infections and tooth decay, a root canal might be necessary if one of these problems goes untreated for some time.

What Does A Kid’s Root Canal Treatment Look Like?

A kid’s root canal procedure looks quite similar to one that would be performed on adult teeth. Local anesthesia is applied around the affected tooth first followed by a dental dam to prevent the mouth from closing during the procedure.

The dentist will then access the hole in your tooth where the infected pulp is present. Once this pulp is removed, the dentist will then shape and fill the canals before sealing off your tooth. Depending on the amount of pulp that needs to be removed, a dental crown, bridge, or other restorative material will be placed to complete this treatment.

The major difference between an adult and child’s root canal treatment will be the amount of care presented throughout. Our pediatric dentists are specially trained to ensure your child feels comfortable and safe while their root canal is being performed.

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Root Canal Recovery For Your Child’s Tooth

It’s completely normal to experience pain and discomfort after a root canal. Most children can return to school or normal activities following their procedure, even though their mouth will be numb for about 2 to 4 hours after their appointment.

We highly recommend not eating during this time, so your child doesn’t accidentally bite their lip, tongue, or cheeks. If they’re still experiencing some soreness, pain, or discomfort, you might be able to give them over-the-counter pain medication, but please consult with your child’s doctor before doing so.

Parents should also keep an eye on their child’s root canal site for signs of infection. If pain persists and your child experiences swelling around the treated tooth, please contact our dental practice immediately so we can treat them.

Rio Dental – Pediatric Dentistry

If you’re looking for an empathetic pediatric dentist that specializes in child and baby root canals, look no further than Rio Dental & Orthodontics for help. Our dentists are always ready to help your child achieve their best and healthiest smile.

Regardless of whether your child has baby teeth or permanent teeth, our team of specialists will be able to quickly assess and offer treatment options for your child’s dental problems, which could include recommending a root canal.

To have your child’s teeth assessed for a root canal, schedule online or contact our office near Farmers Branch now.

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You can play a part in preparing your child for his or her first visit to our office. Informing your child of the visit as an exciting experience for both of you can ease any hesitations. As a parent try to act relaxed, since your child may sense any anxiety on your part.

Explain to your child that the doctor will “count, brush, and maybe take pictures of their teeth”. We also ask that you assume the role of a silent observer. Cooperation and trust must be established directly between the doctor, staff, and your child and not through you. Your child may become confused if receiving instructions from multiple sources.

We recommend bringing your baby in for their first dental appointment by their first birthday, or within 6 months of their first tooth appearing (whichever comes first). During this appointment, we will examine your baby’s mouth to track their dental development and discuss age-appropriate dental care.

It’s easy to make appointments to visit our office online or over the phone. Rio Dental sees patients both for checkups and dental emergencies. Using our online scheduler, you can select the location and time slot that works best for you for either type of appointment. If you have any questions regarding our practice, or simply prefer to make your appointment with a live member of staff, please don’t hesitate to call!

Rio Dental Group accepts most PPO insurances. We recommend that new patients and returning patients with new insurance policies reach out to us before their appointment to confirm coverage. Our Fort Worth location also sees patients who are covered by Medicaid and CHIP programs.

We don’t like surprises, either! Our staff is prepared to discuss the cost of dental services before you undergo treatment so that you know what to expect in terms of fees. The cost of your services will be due at the end of your appointment. Our office accepts payment by cash, credit card, or check.

Rio Dental Group allows patients to pay with their CareCredit card. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed to cover out-of-pocket costs at over 225,000 providers nationwide. After leaving the office, card holders will be able to make convenient monthly payments towards their balance. To learn more, visit the CareCredit website.

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