Pulpotomy

Pulpotomy in New York

Effective Treatment for Tooth Decay

To help preserve teeth that have been severely damaged by tooth decay, our pediatric dentists may recommend a therapeutic pulpotomy treatment. This therapy allows Dr. Robert N. Goldsmith and Dr. Jessica Lynch to isolate and treat infection or damage to the inside of the tooth.

To learn if your child needs a pulpotomy, call (844) 910-3557 or fill out our contact form to speak with our West Side Kids Dental team.

What is Pulpotomy?

Pulpotomy is an endodontic treatment that is most often used on primary (baby) teeth. When decay or injury reaches the dental pulp, which is the innermost layer of the tooth, you often experience tooth pain and sensitivity. If not treated, the tooth will likely abscess and eventually require further treatment or extraction. In order to prevent this, our pediatric dentists may recommend pulpotomy treatment.

Pulpotomy Treatment

During pulpotomy treatment, we remove the decay and the pulp chamber. The area is sterilized, but unlike a regular root canal treatment, the tooth nerves are not removed or treated. In some cases, not all of the dental pulp is removed, maintaining the vitality of the remaining healthy pulp. For these situations, we often use a therapeutic dressing to maintain the healthy pulp. After the decayed pulp is removed and the tooth is cleaned, the tooth often requires a dental crown. We most often recommend stainless steel crowns for children.

While pulpotomy is rarely recommended for permanent (adult) teeth, this treatment may be suggested if decay has reached the pulp but much of the pulp is still healthy. If the roots of the tooth have not finished forming, a partial pulpotomy can give the tooth a chance to finish forming.

For more information about therapeutic pulpotomy and the other high-quality services we provide, please feel free to contact our office — send us a message or call (844) 910-3557 today.

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