Why does my child need a pulpotomy?
During the procedure the dentist will open the tooth to remove any infected or damaged pulp from the upper part of the tooth. The remaining pulp will be treated with medication to prevent it from also getting infected. Finally, your child's tooth will be protected with a filling or a crown.
Your child’s mouth will be numbed before the procedure so they will be comfortable and relaxed. The pulpotomy procedure will relieve the pain your child was feeling before the procedure.
If your child has been complaining about a painful tooth, it’s best to have it checked out right away. The sooner your child can get a pulpotomy, the less likely they will lose the tooth.