Failed root canals in children can happen for several reasons—bacteria can enter the root canal area through an undetected crack, defective materials may be used in the root canal, or the dentist may have not done a good enough job cleaning out the infection during the root canal treatment.
But how do you know if your child's recent root canal has failed? Look for these signs and symptoms.
If your child is experiencing any symptoms of a failed root canal, the first thing you should do is call your child's dentist. He or she should be able to assess your child's symptoms over the phone and guide you on whether or not your child needs a dentist appointment immediately.
There are a few things that can be done if a root canal fails:
Tooth removal—Make an appointment with your dentist and see if the tooth should be removed altogether.
Root canal retreatment—This involves taking out the old root canal and having it done again.
If you think your child might have a failed root canal, your best option is contact the dentist office that performed the root canal.
If you want someone else to take a look at the failed root canal, or you want to make sure that your child has access to excellent dental services, come to Kool Smiles. All of our 120+ locations have qualified and experienced dentists who can help your children.
Kool Smiles accepts most forms of insurance, including Medicaid, most state-specific plans, and all forms of military insurance. We even have cash and credit options. Call us today to set up an appointment or find a Kool Smiles office near you.
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