Root Canal Treatment for Children

Your Complete Guide to Root Canal Treatment For Children

Dr. Simon Beylin is quite the exceptional root canal specialist that we are extremely lucky to have here at Kangaroo Smiles.

Although root canals may often be associated with adults, it’s not uncommon for children to require them. In fact, root canal treatment for children is perfectly safe and effective for remedying problems associated with permanent teeth. Indications that your child might require a root canal can include:

  • root canal treatment for childrenCavities that have caused excessive damage
  • Growth of weak or (hypoplastic) permanent teeth
  • Permanent teeth that exhibit incomplete growth
  • Permanent teeth with root-nerve damage
  • Premature loss of baby teeth (potentially causing infection or affecting the child’s bite)
  • Infection of the tooth or tooth gap left from loss of baby tooth

Ultimately a full dental exam will determine whether or not your child will benefit from undergoing a root canal (a root canal should never be performed on baby teeth.)


Root Canal Treatment Can Remedy Pain and Discomfort

root canal treatment for childrenContrary to the belief that root canals lead to pain, they can actually significantly alleviate pain created by any of the symptoms listed above. At Kangaroo Smiles, parents can rest assured knowing their child will receive the best endodontic care by the expert hands of Dr. Simon Beylin. Not only does Dr. Simon have an extensive educational background that includes an Oral Surgery Fellowship, General Practice Residency and Masters of Dental Technology degree, he was also one of the few endodontists who provided endodontic care with patients of the Children’s Hospital of Boston.

Root canal treatment for children is taken care of from the comfort of our office. Having the procedure done while kids are watching their favorite movies, while relaxed with laughing gas really makes all the difference for most kids.

Since every child is unique, recovery time will vary. It’s normal for a root canal to cause swelling and minor to moderate pain to occur for a few days.

If you are concerned that your child might be in need of a root canal or have any questions regarding root canal treatment for children, please don’t hesitate to call us today at 978-425-1496.