At our pediatric dental office, we offer vital pulpotomy (“nerve treatment”) procedures as a safe and effective treatment option for primary teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. A pulpotomy is a minimally invasive procedure that can help to prevent infection and further damage to your child’s tooth.
During a pulpotomy, our experienced pediatric dentists will remove the damaged pulp tissue from the center of the tooth and apply a medicated filling to protect the remaining healthy tissue. This helps to preserve the structure of the tooth and prevent the need for more invasive treatments like extractions or root canals.
Pulpotomies are typically performed on primary teeth that have deep cavities or have been injured, and can be completed in just one visit to our office. Our dentists prioritize the comfort and safety of our young patients, and will use local anesthesia to ensure a painless experience.
After the procedure, we will provide you with instructions on how to care for your child’s tooth as it heals. With proper care, pulpotomy-treated teeth can last until your child’s permanent teeth come in.
If you’re looking for a safe and effective treatment option for your child’s damaged or decayed teeth, contact our pediatric dental office to learn more about pulpotomies and how they can help preserve your child’s dental health
Children do not understand the effects of local anesthesia and may chew, scratch, suck, or play with the numb lip, tongue, or cheek. These actions can cause swelling and trauma to the tissue.
We encourage you to monitor your child closely for approximately two hours following the appointment. Keep your child on a liquid diet until the anesthesia has worn off.