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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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A Child's Damaged Tooth may require a Different Approach than an Adult's
... Because a full root canal treatment removes all of the pulp tissue, it could interrupt any remaining dentin development in a young tooth...

4 Reasons Saving Your Child's Decayed Baby Tooth is a Good Idea
...Saving it would require extensive treatment like capping it with a crown or performing a pulpotomy, similar to a root canal treatment...

We may Still be Able to Save Your Tooth with a Root Canal Alternative
... But that scenario isn't inevitable — we can often save the tooth with a root canal treatment...

Fast Food Chains Take One Small Step for Kids' Teeth
...But if you do suspect tooth decay, don’t delay treatment: Left alone, decay bacteria can infect the inner pulp of the tooth, resulting in severe pain, inflammation, and possibly the need for root canal treatment...

Common Types of Tooth Injuries and How to Treat Them
...If the damage has injured or exposed the inner pulp, a root canal treatment might be in order to prevent infection and reduce pain...

If at All Possible, Primary Teeth are Worth Saving
...The preferred treatment for this in a permanent adult tooth is a root canal treatment...

What Is A Baby Tooth Worth?
...Alternatively, baby teeth in danger of being lost too soon can often be saved via root canal treatment or other procedures...

Saving a Diseased Primary Tooth Could Mean Better Oral Health Later in Life
...Preserving a decayed primary tooth could include procedures similar to a root canal treatment, commonly used in adult permanent teeth with inner decay...

Why it's Worth the Effort to Save a Problem Baby Tooth
...If decay, for example, has advanced deep within the tooth pulp, we may perform a modified root canal treatment to remove the diseased tissue and seal the remaining pulp from further infection...

Protect Your Child's Long-Term Dental Health with Regular Office Visits
...Saving it by preventing and treating tooth decay with fluoride applications and sealants, fillings or even a modified root canal treatment could stop a bad bite and costly orthodontic treatment down the road...

Take Steps to Save an Incoming Tooth's Place to Avoid a Poor Bite
... Depending on the state of your child's jaw development, it may be advisable to attempt saving the tooth through a filling or, in the case of deep decay, a modified root canal treatment...