If you think your child is too young to need root canal treatment, think again- there is no age limit for this treatment. If his/her primary (baby) teeth have been injured, or if decay has advanced deep into the roots of your child’s teeth, a root canal treatment to stabilize teeth may be needed.

Root canal treatment removes infection from the pulp, the living tissue that is found inside the roots of teeth. The pulp contains the nerves, so tooth pain is often an indication that decay has moved into the pulp.