When cavities are deep and affect the inner layers of the tooth becomes infected and painful. In such a case a simple restoration will not relieve your child’s pain. For this, dentist will advise a root canal treatment for your child. Firstly, the dentist will take an tooth x-ray to assess the severity of infection.
In root canal treatment, the infected part of the tooth is removed and inner part of the tooth that is the root canal is cleaned with medicated liquid. After the infection is subsided a filling and cap is placed over the tooth. This procedure is done under anaesthesia and requires three to four appointments. If the infection in the tooth is less, the procedure can be done in one sitting as well.