What Is a Pulpotomy?

What Is a Pulpotomy?

When your child complains of severe pain in teeth or is prone to any issues of tooth decay, it is a right time to consult an experienced dentist at Lotus Dental Care. The doctor may suggest a child to go for pulpotomy treatment. The root canal procedure which is performed on baby’s tooth is known as pulpotomy. Pulpotomy is an advanced dental treatment often performed for damage or decayed tooth. When done at right stage, further decay and infection can be reduced

What Does a Pulpotomy Involve?

When pulpotomy is to be performed on a child, special care is to be taken. Expert dentist at Lotus Dental Care uses best medication and anesthesia for easy pulpotomy treatment. It is made sure that the child is comfortable at the clinic.

The process then involves separating the affected tooth by a sheet of rubber so that infection does not spread to other teeth with the help of saliva.

Now a proper hole is made to the affected tooth with the help of laser. This will help remove any sort of decay or infection that exists in the tooth.

After this, the tooth is then sealed back with a stainless steel crown and special medication is suggested for speedy healing.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

A normal child can be a good candidate for pulpotomy. Child suffering from chronic diseases may not go for any such treatment. The treatment can only be performed, if the infection is at initial stage and has not spread beyond the crown. It is not possible to restore tooth with pulpotomy if it is too weak or is highly damaged.

How Can You Tell a Child Needs a Pulpotomy?

It is easy to detect when a child needs pulpotomy. The symptoms are:

  • Severe toothache
  • Pain while eating
  • Swelling
  • Darken tooth
  • Tooth sensitivity

If child has any of the above mention dental issues, it is always better to consult a dentist. Dentist at Lotus Dental Care can specifically analyze whether the child actually needs a pulpotomy treatment or not.

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