Is your child experiencing tooth pain? It’s possible that they have an infection that has gotten into the nerve of their tooth. We can preserve your child’s tooth with a pulpotomy! While it may sound like an intimidating procedure, it’s actually nothing to fear. With the help of modern tools and equipment, pulpotomies are a simple, stress-free procedure. Questions? Please get in touch with our office to learn more!Contact Us
A pulpotomy, also known as pulp therapy, is when the inner pulp of a tooth has become damaged, but the infection hasn’t spread to the pulp root yet. During a pulpotomy, we’ll only remove the affected areas. Pulp therapy is essentially a root canal for baby teeth that allows us to save the remaining pulp and the tooth!
While every child is different, here are some common signs you can look out for with your little one:
If your kiddo is displaying any of these symptoms, please call our office as soon as possible so that we can get them in for a consultation.
If your child doesn’t get a pulpotomy, it’s possible that they could lose the tooth or have it prematurely extracted. When this happens, their remaining teeth may shift into the space which can negatively affect their bite alignment and cause issues when their permanent teeth start to erupt.