Baby or milky teeth root canal
A baby root canal is the most commonly needed nerve treatment for a baby tooth. This treatment is necessary when a cavity in a primary tooth is deep enough to have affected part of the nerve. During a baby root canal, the affected part of the nerve is removed and a medicament is placed over the remaining surface.
The purpose of a baby root canal is to maintain the integrity and health of a baby tooth and the supporting gum tissue and bone. It is an important part of preventing infection and maintaining the health of the developing adult teeth.
After a primary tooth has had a baby root canal, the most effective and long lasting restoration is a crown.