What to expect
When your child receives a pulpotomy, our dentists will remove the decayed and injured tissues inside the pulp chamber of the tooth. The area is sterilized, but unlike regular root canals procedures for adults, not all the tooth nerves may be removed or treated. This helps maintain the vitality of the remaining healthy dental pulp. In cases like this our dentists will provide a therapeutic dressing to maintain the remaining healthy pulp. Following the removal of the decayed pulp and the cleaning of the tooth, we will provide a dental crown to cap the tooth and complete the treatment.
Pulpotomy, or a baby tooth root canal, is typically recommended when decay has reached the pulp and nerves of the tooth but most of the pulp is still healthy. If the tooth roots have not yet finished forming, a partial pulpotomy can give the tooth a chance to finish its development.
Please contact our office if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with our dentists.