What is the Process for Doing a Pulpotomy in a Child?
Performing a pediatric dentistry pulpotomy is a service we are fully qualified to perform in a professional and tranquil setting for you and your child. The pulpotomy procedure involves making a hole in the enamel of the tooth to remove the cavity.
When the removal of the cavity exposes the pulp, we must then remove any infected pulp. If there is any remaining healthy pulp, it is then treated with a clinically tested medication that will provide long term healing. This medication applied serves to calm the nerves of the tooth that reside within it, and to help prevent any bacteria from growing or spreading to the root of the tooth.
A protective cap will then be applied to protect and seal-in whatever healthy pulp remains. The protective cap may most likely be a crown, especially if the pulpotomy performed is on a permanent tooth. However, if the tooth involved is a primary tooth with an expected lifespan of two years or less, the hole is small enough, and enough enamel remains intact, a composite filling may be used.