Pediatric Endodontics

Pediatric Endodontics

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Summary

Pediatric endodontics focuses on the roots and internal structure of teeth with the goal of saving a damaged or injured tooth. 

Expanded Overview

Children will be referred to an endodontist when they experience tooth decay or injury that requires specialized care. Endodontists are experts in saving teeth by repairing internal structures called "pulp" and roots.

Pulp is made of blood vessels, connective tissues and nerves. Roots hold teeth into the jawbone. Endodontists perform treatments and surgeries, such as root canals, to save severely infected teeth, repair teeth and place dental implants.

Symptoms

Children may need endodontic treatment if they have:

  • Chipped, fractured teeth or teeth that have been knocked out
  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Infected teeth
  • Painful teeth
  • Root damage 

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