Root Canals: Pulpotomy

Root Canals: Pulpotomy

When a cavity involves the pulp or never of the tooth, it can cause intense pain to a child. While painkillers or antibiotics may help the pain subside for some time, it will return unless there is proper treatment. Once the pulp has been infected, it requires proper treatment to restore dental health. This is where pulpotomy, a kind of root canal treatment, can help. At Doral Dental Specialty Center, our Pediatric Dentist in Doral, FL provides pulpotomy to help save and restore your child’s tooth.

What is Pulpotomy?

Pulpotomy refers to pediatric root canal procedures. The goal behind this treatment is to help maintain the vitality of the affected tooth and to preserve it from an early loss. When posterior primary teeth are lost early, this can create issues with the eruption of the permanent teeth. 

Traumatic dental injuries and cavities are the common reasons why our young patients require pulpotomy. Our Kids Dentist in Doral, FL will remove the infected pulp tissue inside the crown of the tooth. This is followed by placing a medication to soothe the nerve and prevent bacterial infection and the tooth is restored with a filling, stainless steel crown, or a white zirconia crown.

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Is Pulpotomy a Painful Procedure?

At Doral Dental Speciality Center, we take all measures to make pulpotomy a painless procedure for your child. Our Pediatric Dentist in Doral, FL will numb your child’s mouth, making your child feel comfortable and relaxed. You can expect your child’s tooth to feel slightly sore after the procedure, but it will be nothing compared to the toothache they have to tolerate due to the tooth infection.

Benefits of Pulpotomy

Reducing pain is the first reason you will want to pursue pulpotomy for your child. When a tooth decays, it can become quite uncomfortable. Pediatric root canal provides a fast and effective way to overcome discomfort and restore the tooth’s health. Some of the additional benefits of this procedure are as follows:

At Doral Dental Specialty Center, we provide comprehensive dental care to our patients, including children, adolescents, and adults. We have a specialized and experienced Kids Dentist in Doral, FL on our team to take care of your child’s dental problems.