About Nerve Treatments
If the cavity has already grown large, and is close to the nerve of the tooth, a “nerve treatment” may be necessary. Most parents think this procedure will be more uncomfortable for their child, however, this is not the case. Once your child is numb (just like for a filling), he/she doesn’t notice the difference in this procedure. In most cases, once a nerve treatment is needed for a tooth, a subsequent crown will be placed on that same tooth, to seal out any bacteria and continue to protect it.