Root Canals & Extractions

Root Canals

Root canals have a bad reputation for being painful, but we don’t want you to flinch when you hear the phrase “root canal therapy.” In fact, root canal treatment is designed to repair your child’s tooth and relieve pain. When you visit Jenks Pediatric Dental, you can rest assured your child is in good hands during their root canal therapy.

Why Would My Child Need A Root Canal?

Occasionally a cavity or other dental problem will spread quickly, causing decay and infection that damages the root of the tooth. The result is pain, swelling, and infection, and if the tooth isn’t treated in a timely manner, the entire tooth might have to be pulled. Dr. Tyler Owens and Dr. Mark Gilstrap will do everything they can to save your child’s tooth, and a root canal could be the best option.

What Can I Expect During A Root Canal Treatment?

When your child comes in for a root canal, our staff will start by creating a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. We might recommend sedation for a root canal procedure and will ensure your child is relaxed.

The great thing about root canals is they almost instantly allow your child to resume a pain-free life. Our experienced staff can help you and your child throughout the entire process.


On occasion, a tooth may already be too far gone to be saved. Sometimes an entire root will disappear, dissolved by damage and decay. Fortunately, baby teeth are usually the ones that need to be extracted in children.

Did You Know Infection Can Spread?

Many people don’t know that when a tooth is causing problems for their child that the decay may actually spread and affect adult teeth that haven’t come in yet. Infection can reach beyond the root of the tooth and affect the permanent teeth.

With the help of a compassionate dentist and sedation dentistry for our young and nervous patients, tooth extractions can be simple and effective. Dr. Owens will only pull a tooth if absolutely necessary, and our team always works hard to ensure a pleasant experience at Jenks Pediatric Dental.

Call Us Today!

Are you worried about your child’s toothache or a loose tooth that won’t come out? Call us today to schedule an appointment. We want to help your child get rid of any pain and get back to a happy, healthy smile!