Treat Infection and Maintain your Kids’ Natural Teeth with Pulp Therapy
If a child has an infection in their primary or permanent teeth, the dental team at smiles4children in Catonsville, Ellicott City, and Eldersburg may recommend a pulpotomy procedure as a beneficial solution. A pulpotomy is a minimally invasive endodontic procedure that removes the soft interior portion (the pulp) of the crown of a tooth when an infection develops due to trauma or untreated dental decay. This is only an option when the infection is contained within the tooth and has not spread to the roots of the tooth. The goal is to save the tooth and prevent further decay or infection. A pulpotomy helps to save the primary teeth, which helps maintain the proper spacing and function of permanent teeth as they develop.
This procedure is completed by our experienced pediatric dentists, who have the training, skills, and experience to address common dental issues. If your child has been diagnosed with a condition that can benefit from a pulpotomy, it might be time to learn more about the procedure and its importance in your child’s oral health and wellness journey.
What is a pulpotomy?
The pulpotomy process is relatively simple and can usually be completed in one appointment. After numbing the affected area, your child’s dentist removes the damaged or infected pulp from inside the tooth, and places a medicated filling that further kills any bacteria. Once completed, these teeth will often be restored by placing a stainless steel crown.
Does my child need pediatric dental pulp therapy?
Our pediatric dentists at smiles4children can evaluate your child to determine if procedures such as a pulpotomy are needed to save a tooth. With a thorough evaluation, we can make recommendations to help restore your child’s oral health and wellness. Our practice accepts new patients at three locations in the area. Please call to schedule an appointment.