Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Root canals for 7 year children

05/14/2007

Question:

Are root canals done on seven year children first teeth?

Answer:

Yes, it is sometimes necessary to remove the nerves and blood vessels (pulp tissue) from inside a child's primary (baby) teeth in order to keep them until they fall out naturally. Baby teeth are important to hold space for permanent teeth to follow, to enable the child to chew effectively, and for esthetics.

For more information:

Go to the Dental and Oral Health (Children) health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Dennis J McTigue, DDS Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University