Do dentists do root canals on a baby teeth?

Root Canal vs Pulp. If pulp therapy is needed on a baby tooth, it is referred to as a pulpotomy. When a root canal is performed, the tissue is removed from the chamber as well as the canals in each root. When doing a pulpotomy, the tissue in the chamber of the tooth is removed but the canals are not instrumented (cleaned out). If this procedure is performed on a baby tooth it should be referred to a pulpotomy.
Depends. If needed what is most often done is called a pulpotomy. This is the removal of the tissue in the chamber of the tooth, but not that in the root. The roots will eventually "resorb" or disappear as the permanent tooth erupts, or the tooth will fall out. If material is put into the roots it can interfere with this process. However in some cases it may be done with a material which will allow this.
Yes. The goal of root canal therapy is to clean out the infected tissue inside the tooth. Removing that tissue will control the infection. There are different kinds of root canals on baby teeth: 1) a pulpotomy, where only the infected tissue is removed, and 2)a pulpectomy when all the nerve tissue inside the tooth is removed.
Yes, pulpotomy. also called called a baby tooth root canal. It is a very routine procedure in children and has a good prognosis of success.

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I need a second opinion about my 4 year olds teeth. The dentist said he needs a baby root canal and 4 silver crowns.

Second opinion. This HealthTap platform is not set up for second opinions. If you wish to obtain a second opinion from a dentist on HealthTap, you need to use an inbox consult or HealthTap prime. Even better find a second local dentist who can examine your child and give you a comprehensive second opinion. Try to get the second opinion from a dentist who specializes in children. Read more...
OK. See another pediatric dentist in Bellwood. One cannot tell if your child needs this care without an examination. Read more...
Don't wait. Cannot give you an opinion without examining your child & x-rays. Important that all children see Dentist, preferably a Pediatric Dental Specialist (Pedodontist) for initial exam @ Age 1, and every 6 months after that. If you are unsure of Rx Plan, seek 2nd opinion w a Pedodontist ASAP. Please do not put off treatment. By the way, 1st Orthodontic examination Age 7. Best of luck. Read more...

Unfortunately I have 3 teeth that need root canals my insurance will not cover it since I am over 21, are there any pro bono dentists in ny?

Dental School. Columbia university and new york university are excellent schools and may have reduced fee programs to help with the expense. Your three teeth will most probably need posts and crowns, so you are looking at quite a bit of care. Even if you did have dental insurance, it would only cover a fraction for your costs. Read more...
Call. I would check with your local dental society or association which will be connected to the new york dental association and american dental association. They may have programs like we have in ohio , called dental options, which can evaluate your needs and refer you to a dentist to treat the teeth in question at cost or pro bono. Read more...
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Pro Bono care? I doubt that you will find completely free dental care offered anywhere. Dental schools and hospital based dental residency programs offer reduced fee dental care. Also check out this website: http://www.freedentalcare.us/ Read more...
Yes. Check to see if you qualify for a program know and "Donated Dental Services". They have dentists and specialists that donate their time to help patients that qualify for the services. Good Luck - Read more...
Local/state dental. You can try the local/state dental associations or societies and hopefully find an office that will help. Read more...
Care Credit. Sorry to hear about your misfortune. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that can be used for dental procedures. This is a healthcare credit card, offered by more than 65% of all dentists to help patients like you access the care they need and want without insurance coverage. You don't pay for 18 month. Read more...
Obamacare. Try to see if you qualify for the dental component of Obamacare. Read more...
Dental schools. offer treatment at reduced rates by students who are well-supervised by licensed dentists. Please do a search for dental schools and see if you can be treated there. Peace and good health. Read more...
Choices. Consider seeking treatment at a University Dental School or a Dental Clinic. Contact Social Services for low cost programs in your area. Call your local Dental Society to see if you qualify for a donated care program. Good luck, and once your problems are corrected make sure to go for regular professional care. Read more...

The dentist told me that I need a root canal or i'll loose both of the teeth, the hole is between 2 teeth an is very sensitive can I get filling?

Root canals. All depends on how large and close the cavities to pulp(nerve).And also on the symptoms . If you are not sure what to do seek second opinion , always helps to seek second opinion, make sure if endo is warranted have a specialist or someone who has extensive experience in doing endo , if root canals are not done properly then eventually they will fail and either lose the tooth or get retreated . Read more...
X-Ray Needed. An x-ray would be really helpful; however, let's go over some symptoms here. You may need a root canal if: 1. Tooth hurts just sitting and being still. 2. Tooth hurts being bathed in warm/hot water. 3. Tooth hurts to biting/tapping and the pain lingers for longer than 3-5 sec. 4. Tooth hurts to cold and the pain lingers for longer than 3-5 sec. 5. Tooth feels longer than normal, bite on it first. Read more...
Depends. It;s hard to say without an x-ray, but it sounds like the nerve in your tooth is damaged, and the only way to take care of that is a root canal treatment. Without more information, it is impossible to tell you that a filling alone would be sufficient. Read more...
Trust, then proceed. Without actually being able to personally examine you and see x-rays of those teeth, no one over the internet can tell you what you should or shouldn't have done, and what would be the appropriate treatment or your options. Have your dentist explain to you what needs to be done and why. If you don't believe or trust him\her, find another dentist whom you do trust. Read more...

Can I get my tooth crowned a year and a half after a root canal? Dentist told me he would not do it until my wisdom teeth were out. They're out now.

Ask your dentist. You dentist said that you have to wait, go back and see him, he has your records and x-rays, and he is most familiar with your particular case, if it is time he will let you know. You will be ok, don't worry. Drmokbel@scdentalimplants"com. Read more...
Yes. If there has not been any significant loss of tooth structure since the original root canal therapy was performed and your tooth is asymptomatic, you should be able to have a crown placed on the tooth. Your dentist can provide you with a more definitive answer after evaluating you. Read more...
Yes. Every situation is different but generally a crown for tooth protection is recommended much sooner after root canal completion! Read more...
Good advice. Depending upon the alignment of the wisdom teeth, especially if one is right next to the tooth needing the crown, it is sound advice to get them out first. The wisdom tooth might have been creating a periodontal issue (bone support) around the to-be-crowned tooth or had been tipped into it. Good advice. Read more...

Is there a scientific way to truly know whether I need a root canal or it's just sensitivity? I have pain when I chew on both the top and bottom of my left side. The dentist says it's very unlikely I need a root canal on so many teeth in the same area so

It . It is so difficult to diagnose your problem, sight unseen, over the internet. Your dentist is correct: it is highly unlikely you would need multiple root canals in the same arch unless you had several severely broken down teeth. Root canal therapy is indicated on teeth where the nerve in the tooth is irreversibly inflamed. Pain when you chew can be an indication of a loose filling or a fractured tooth. You may also have some pain with thermal stimulus on those teeth. It is most likely on one tooth, and the pain is being referred to the opposite arch, so you feel it on both the top and bottom. If the nerve on a tooth has died, then the "exact science" you inquire about is called a pulp test. This electrical stimulus will determine if a nerve in a tooth is alive or dead. If the nerve is necrotic, then a root canal is indicated. I hope this information helps. Read more...
Yes.X-Ray,hot . Yes.X-ray, hot and cold test, percussion and pressure test. Read more...
You . You need to be more specific with your symptoms. Do you have pain to hot and cold when eating or pain to biting down? Toothpaste for sensitive teeth is for temperature sensitivity and not biting sensitivity. Pain to chewing could be joints, muscles, teeth, sinus etc... Endodontists are specialists in root canal therapy. General dentists and endodontists are both capable of performing tests to correctly diagnose your problem. Only rarely are the symptoms to vague to be 100% sure. In that case you must wait for the symptoms to change in order to help localize your particular problem. You should return to your dentist for another evaluation. Sometimes one or two weeks later is all it takes to localize the problem. Read more...
One . One possible source of your pain is maxillary sinusitis. This is manifested as pain in the upper teeth while chewing or as you lower and raise your head. This pain may be appear to come from the lower teeth because, unlike pain from the nerve in a tooth which can be localized with time, this pain is more global. Some accompanying symptoms include pressure in the midface, headaches, and drainage from the nose or down the back of the throat. Read more...
There . There is very definite science involved in diagnosing whether or not a tooth needs endodontic therapy (root canal). Part of that process involves ascertaining certain symptoms that you have and coupling that with tests on your teeth. There are several things that could cause pain upon chewing: an infected tooth pulp (nerve) could be one or a fractured tooth could be another. Several simple tests can help determine which is the case. It is also possible that your teeth may be sensitive to temperature only. Cold sensitivity is not indicative of a serious problem, but can be transitory in nature. It seems as if that is what your dentist has determined is the source of your problem by suggesting fluoride. If your teeth are sensitive to heat- then that may indicate a problem with the pulp which might require endodontics. Were you actually examined by the dentist? Did he tap on several teeth to elicit a response? Did he have you bite onto a stick to see if the pain could be localized? Did he place a very cold cotton swab against individual teeth to see how they reacted? If he did those things then he approached the problem from a scientific angle. If all you had was a phone conversation, then you need to go in for more definitive testing. Read more...

What should I do? My last dentist didn't do the work correctly and I am experiencing pain and trouble eating. Heat and cold affect my teeth. I had gotten a root canal and it doesn't feel like it was done properly because of the pain I still experience on

It . It sounds like you already have a plan of action regarding the decision to have your on-going dental symptoms addressed. Since the funding for this may be pending on the review of your complaint; i suggest that you may wish to pose this same question on avvo's legal site. That way a lawyer may be able to provide you with feedback that will assist. Good luck. Read more...
Second opinion. . Find another dentist and get a second opinion. There may be an easy solution to this problem. Read more...
Ask for a Referral. Ask your dentist to refer you to an endodontist, or look for an endodontist in your area. They will take a radiograph (xray) and get a history from you and tell you if there is a problem that can be fixed. Read more...

My son and I were told by a dentist that he needed about 4 or 5 root canals and crowns on some teeth. We don't have insurance. Are there other resources?

No health insurance. Federal, state & local governments have medical & dental options available for those w/o insurance. There are also non-governmental options, too. Also consider dental schools where budding dentists need to practice & learn. Check out some options i've collected at http://www.Alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/p/low-cost-medicaldentalpharmacy-options.Html. Read more...
Health Insurance. In most places in the U.S. It is very easy to get children on both health and dental insurance. There are federal, state, and local public health programs for this. I would bet in tennessee that there are dental clinics that would be available for your child. Read more...
Dentistry. Cases like your son is why dentistry worked on and advertized widely, with our dues, the need for preventive dentistry. At this point your only avenue will be to borrow the money or enlist the aid of social services. Read more...
Dental school.. ... Or treatment in a hospital residency program can lower some of the associated costs. Many of these problems could have been caught early on with regular dental check-ups... But you already know that. After your son restores his teeth, have him follow up twice a year with a dentist to maintain them and prevent further damage. Read more...
Obamacare. The options are as follows, see if your son will qualify for the dental component of Obamacare. There are no guarantees that the insurance provided by Obamacare will cover the treatment that you want, they may elect alternative treatment. A dental school and residency program offer discounted fees for treatment provided by supervised students and residents. Read more...
Low-cost dental care. Contact your state dental society to ask about low -cost dental care program in your area. Another source of low-cost dental care is a dental school clinic. Take care. Read more...

Is my dentist legitimate or not? Before I went to the dentist, my teeth had little pain but needed caps. I went to a dentist that applied porcelain on metal caps to the teeth that I had root canals done three years prior. The caps that were applied star

I . I am sure that your dentist us legit. However the quality of his work might leave much to be desired. Go to www.Gotoapro.Org and look up a prosthodontist in your area. Go for a second opinion from a specialist. You already have enough problems. Do not take anymore chances. Best of luck, dr. Zev kaufman. Read more...
Wow . Wow kansas city, this doesn't sound good. There are way too many unknowns to give you a good answer. I think a second and maybe a third opinion is the best option. Michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow dentistry at suburban square 610-649-0313. Read more...
I . I am sure your dentist is legit. The question is why are you having so may problems so soon after your treatment has been completed. Firstly, most teeth that have had root canal therapy are pretty broken down to begin with, so crowns are usually indicated right after the root canal therapy (usually but not always). I don't think your teeth were entirely intact before the crowns were begun (again, tooth needed root canal therapy since it was broken down). You are correct.. An adequate amount of tooth structure, above the gumline, should remain to help support the post and the crown. Were posts placed in the teeth in question. If not, then the little tooth structure you had left may not have been enough to support the crown. As advised by the other panelists, you need an unbiased opinion from someone who can physically examine you. Best of luck. Read more...
Your . Your question is difficut to answer without a clinical exam, x-rays (before and after) and a review of the history. You are certainly having more difficulty than to be expected and seeking another opinion is your best move. I always recommend calling a periodontist and ask for a referral to the best general dentist or prosthodontist in the area. The periodontists sees lots of dentist's treatment and usually know who's best. Act now before it gets worse. Read more...
The . The best thing you can do is get a copy of your x-rays before the crown was done and get a second opinion of what is going on. They might still get a new x-ray to compare with the old one. Best of luck. Read more...

Shouldn't the dentist replace crowns after root canal as part of procedure? My dentist would not put the crown he removed from my teeth to do a root canal unless I paid $600.00. He said my insurance did not cover it. If that is true, sould he have told me

The . The crown was probably removed since there was decay under it. That was the reason you probably needed to have root canal therapy on that tooth. If that was the case, it would have been best to explain to you before treatment commenced all of the procedures involved and the associated fees. Your dentist cannot recement a crown that doesn't fit correctly. If the tooth needs a new, well fitting crown, then you will need to do it to restore the tooth correctly. Read more...
Procedure driven. Dentistry is a procedure driven profression. Also, there are many unknown variables in this case so it best thing to do is to visit your dentist and have a rational conversation about your concerns. I am sure you and he can come to a rational and fair agreement. Read more...
Confused. A root canal and a crown are 2 separate procedures. And always 2 separate fees. I don't fully understand your question. Did you have an existing crown on the tooth. If so, existing crows sometimes need replacing and always at an additional fee. If you did not have an existing crown and need a crown, then the crown is an additional and separate fee. Have your dentist discuss this w you! Read more...