Wherever possible, Dr. Khabensky DDS and Dr. Kim DDS prefer to try to save baby teeth, so they remain in place until adult teeth erupt. We only suggest removing a baby tooth if the dental pulp is severely infected or too badly damaged to save. If the surrounding gum or bone is affected by an infection, our dentists advise that removal might be the best option as well.
When Would My Child Need A Pediatric Root Canal?
Your child might need a kid’s root canal treatment if they develop pain in a tooth for no apparent reason. Other symptoms include having a tooth that is very sensitive to temperature changes and which could make it uncomfortable or even painful for your child to eat hot or cold foods. If your child breaks a tooth, it can expose the pulp, so it becomes inflamed or infected by bacteria naturally present in the mouth.
Why Treat a Baby Tooth?
Some parents may question specialized kids dentists why it is necessary to treat a baby tooth that may soon fall out and whether it is better just to remove it. Baby or primary teeth remain in the mouth for quite a few years before they eventually fall out to make room for the permanent adult teeth.
Even though baby teeth are not permanent, they have an important role to play in helping your child’s growth and development. Without baby teeth, your child could struggle to eat properly, and poor nutrition could affect their health. It’s also very difficult to speak clearly without teeth and especially when you are just learning.
Baby teeth have another important role because they keep open enough space for the permanent teeth to erupt. When a child loses their baby teeth to soon, the neighboring teeth can move into the space left behind. Unwanted tooth movements can prevent permanent teeth from coming in properly or could cause them to come through crooked.
At our Pediatric Dentistry Center in Brooklyn, wherever possible, we prefer to try to save baby teeth, so they remain in place until they are ready to be shed naturally in preparation for adult teeth to erupt.
Working Hours :
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Pediatric Dentistry Center
2148 Ocean Ave, Ste 401A
Brooklyn, NY 11229
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