What is a pulpotomy (Nerve Treatment)?

In teeth with extensive decay, bacteria from the cavity often infect the nerve of the tooth. This can lead to pain and swelling. In baby teeth that are infected, a procedure called a pulpotomy may be recommended. A pulpotomy is the removal of the unhealthy or “infected” portion of the nerve of the tooth. 

The healthy portion of the nerve remains, medicine is placed in the tooth, and it is then covered by a silver or white crown. This allows for the baby tooth to remain in the mouth, thus aiding chewing and maintaining proper spacing for the permanent teeth.

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Sedation dentistry is not just for anxiety.

All of your dental work can be done in a single visit in a safe & fun environment.

This type of dentistry is great for those who have anxiety, a low pain threshold, can’t sit still in a dentist’s chair, someone with very sensitive teeth, those with a strong gag reflex or anyone needing an extensive amount of dental work. Patients with special needs due to physical, medical, developmental or cognitive issues also need and deserve special consideration.
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