Root canal therapy on primary teeth

Pulp inflammation in primary (milk) teeth is one of the serious complications of tooth decay. It is common in children and "not relative" to any child. Therefore, when children are found to have this complication, parents need to find a prompt root canal therapy before it is too late.


What are primary (milk) teeth?


Primary (milk) teeth are teeth growing in children from 6 months to 11 years old. Although primary (milk) teeth are not permanent teeth, they play an important role in the first 10 years of child development. It helps children to:

  • Chew well;
  • Pronounce well;
  • Stimulate the jaw development;
  • Create aesthetics for the child's face to be more comprehensive;
  • Most importantly, it shapes permanent teeth to grow in their right position.


What are the consequences of pulp inflammation in primary (milk) teeth?


When having pulp inflammation in primary (milk) teeth, the adult sometimes cannot bear it, let alone a child. Pulpitis will initially cause discomfort to your children because of the long aches and pains. If it is not treated promptly, pulpitis will become more serious. It will affect the daily life and development of the child.

In the long term, this complication will change from a form of reversible pulpitis to irreversible pulpitis, which makes the treatment more complicated later. It is more serious when this pulp is necrotic leading to pulp necrosis and spread to tooth cap (crown). Thereby causing other dangerous complications for children such as: tooth decay, alveolar abscess, jaw sinusitis, endocarditis, etc.

Because of the serious consequences above, parents need to find a prompt root canal therapy when detecting.


Pulp inflammation in primary (milk) teeth causes serious consequences if it is not treated promptly                                          


The most effective way for root canal therapy in children


Depending on the stages of pulpitis, there are different treatments:

+ Indirect pulp therapy (IPT) and dental fillings: It is indicated when there is cavity close to the pulp. Primary (milk) teeth are filled by GIC and best effect within 6 weeks.

+ Pulpotomy and dental fillings: It is indicated when pulp chamber is inflamed and root canal is healthy. This method is implemented by: removal of a portion of the infected pulp, maintaining the vitality of the remaining pulpal tissue, using Formocresol placed on top of canal, filling by Eugenate and GIC.

+ Pulpectomy: It is indicated when teeth have symptoms like chronic pulpitis or pulp necrosis. Accordingly, the complete pulp tissue in a tooth will be removed. After that, filling of the canals with Reinfored zinc oxide, Eugenol and finally by GIC.


Pulp inflammation in primary (milk) teeth should be treated properly


Where is the best place for root canal therapy on primary (milk) tooth decay?


In order to implement the above methods of root canal therapy, the only way is that parents have to take their children to the dental center.

With a team of leading, highly experienced and professional dentists that are domestically and internationally trained, advanced equipment and machines, etc. Nha Viet - Dental Implant Center will handle and treat complications of pulp inflammation in primary (milk) tooth decay in the best way is to bring satisfaction and secure to parents.

Nha Viet - Dental Implant Center meets international standards, always creates a friendly, close environment for children, making easier for the treatment in general and root canal therapy on primary (milk) tooth in particular.