We Can Erase Your Child’s Pain & Save Their Tooth

Young girl covering her mouth in pain before pulp and root canal treatment

Even though dental nerve treatments may have a bad reputation, they’re actually incredibly effective, safe, and painless procedures. Dr. Thorburn understands that a bad experience with the dentist can taint a child’s perception of the dental office for the rest of their life, which is why our team is always attentive to their discomfort and moves slowly during procedures. With root canal treatment and pulp therapy in Fort Worth, we’re able to not only erase painful toothaches caused by infections but also preserve their baby or permanent tooth so they can continue using it for the rest of their life! Give our team at Trinity Pediatric Dentistry a call to learn more about how we can ensure your child’s comfort when undergoing this type of procedure.

Why Choose Trinity Pediatric Dentistry for Pulp & Root Canal Treatment?

  • Ethical & Trustworthy Pediatric Dentist & Team
  • Same-Day & After-Hours Emergency Dentistry
  • Safe Children’s Dental Sedation Available

What Is Pulp Therapy?

Model of damaged tooth needing pulp therapy

Pulp therapy is what we perform on baby teeth that are impacted by infection or severe decay. While very similar to root canal treatment, pulp therapy is less invasive than a root canal but more extensive than a tooth-colored filling. During this treatment, a window will be created in the tooth, but only the top surface of the pulp will be removed. The tooth will then be sealed and protected until it falls out naturally and a new, healthy permanent tooth erupts in its place.

What Happens During a Root Canal?

Model of tooth showing nerve pathways

Root canals are what we do on permanent teeth that are infected. This means that dental damage or decay has allowed harmful oral bacteria access to the vulnerable and sensitive inner chamber of a tooth, infecting the pulp and tissues within.