5 Ways to Know if Your Child Needs a Root Canal?

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It can often be difficult to determine if a child needs a root canal.  Children can go months without reporting pain to their parents.  Signs and symptoms to look for include:

  • Pediatric Root CanalConstant tooth ache or nighttime pain
  • Sensitivity to warm and cold temperatures
  • Swelling or redness around the affected tooth
  • When there is obvious extensive decay
  • Unexpected looseness or mobility of the affected tooth

What does a root canal procedure on a child’s teeth involve? 

  • Completely numbing the tooth with anesthesia
  • Removing the affected nerves
  • Cleaning and filling the root canal
  • Placing a protective restoration over it to further protect tooth

Early recognition of the symptoms of a root canal can spare your child months of unnecessary pain.  Dr. Andrew Stubbs is dedicated to providing kid-friendly, pain free dentistry .  Our office is equipped with state of the art equipment to improve your visit including: digital x-rays, dental microscope and nitrous oxide.

Creekside Endodontics is located in Lone Tree, CO and is convenient to the I-25 and C-470. We care for patients in Centennial, Englewood, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Inverness, Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Parker, Denver Tech Center, Cherry Hills, Greenwood Village and Aurora.  Call (303) 524-9343 to reserve an appointment.

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Creekside Endodontics - Lone Tree Endodontics SpecialistsCreekside Endodontics is a specialty endodontic practice in Lone Tree, CO.  Dr. Stubbs provides root canal treatment and sedation dentistry to pediatric patients from all over the Denver area.