If cavities are left untreated, they can grow and end up reaching the tooth’s nerve. This nerve is the tooth’s lifeline, providing it with nutrients to stay healthy and strong. If the nerve becomes infected, Dr. Brian Wah may recommend removing it and replacing it with medicine. This treatment is often referred to as a root canal. For children’s teeth, this is a simple procedure, and your child will not experience any pain or discomfort. Once the treatment is complete, the tooth is often topped off with a dental crown to protect it from further harm. If your child requires pulp therapy, or a root canal, in Franklin, Tennessee, please call Children's and Adolescent Dentistry of Franklin at 615-905-8920 and schedule your appointment. With our skilled pediatric dentist, your child’s smile is in good hands.