Pulpotomy Nerve Treatments
Your child may need a pulpotomy once a cavity is deep enough to reach the tooth pulp (living tissue inside a tooth).
If you suspect your child has an abscess tooth, schedule an appointment with our emergency pediatric dentist as soon as possible. If left untreated, a tooth infection increases your child’s risk for more cavities and compromises their oral health. A pulpotomy is usually performed on a baby molar and is similar to a root canal, except the tooth roots aren’t removed. This “baby root canal” will save your child’s tooth until the permanent one is ready to erupt.
Benefits of Pulpotomy Nerve Treatments
During the pulpotomy procedure, our pediatric dentist will remove infected nerve tissue within the tooth crown. We then use a sedative material to soothe nerve tissue and prevent bacterial infection.
Once our dentist is done with the pulpotomy, they’ll place a crown over your child’s tooth. The dental crown restores your child’s tooth to its natural strength so they can continue eating their favorite foods and smiling with confidence.
A tooth infection increases your child’s risk for more cavities and compromises their oral health!
Our pediatric dentists in Dearborn, Canton, and Livonia are dedicated to helping your child maintain a beautiful healthy smile. To schedule your child’s appointment, call Children’s Dental Care today.