Yes, children too, need root canal treatments sometimes. The root canal procedure for children is known as ‘pulpotomy’. The procedure is done to maintain the vitality of the affected tooth so that your child doesn’t have to lose the tooth early in life. Cavities and traumatic injuries are the main causes for the need to undergo pulpotomy.
During the procedure, the infected pulp tissue within the crown of the tooth is removed alone and not the entire pulp, and a medication is placed to calm the nerve of the tooth and prevent bacterial growth. Then a final restoration like a filling, a white zirconia crown or stainless steel crown is replaced.