As a parent, it can be difficult to hear that your child needs dental treatment beyond a simple filling. However, if your child is experiencing a severe toothache or abscessed tooth, a pulpotomy may be necessary. At Westside Pediatric Dentistry in Cincinnati, Dr. Petr Vaughan and his team specialize in providing gentle and effective pulpotomy treatment to children.
A pulpotomy is a dental procedure that involves removing the infected or inflamed pulp tissue from the inside of a tooth while leaving the root intact. This is a common treatment for children who have extensive decay or damage to the tooth, which can cause pain and affect the overall health of the mouth.
If your child has a severely decayed, dying, or abscessed tooth, the pulp tissue inside the tooth can become inflamed or infected. This can cause pain and discomfort for your child and, if left untreated, can lead to further dental problems such as abscesses or even the loss of the tooth. In rare scenarios, abscessed teeth may even lead to life-threatening infections, requiring hospitalization and IV therapy.
At Westside Pediatric Dentistry, we offer a range of sedation options to help make the procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible for your child. Dental sedation is safe and effective for children of all ages and can help reduce their anxiety at future dental visits.
If you suspect that your child may need a dental extraction or have any questions about the procedure, don't hesitate to contact Westside Pediatric Dentistry in Cincinnati. Dr. Vaughan and his team are committed to providing gentle and effective dental care to children and will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your child's oral health.
Placing a crown after nerve treatment is an important step in preserving your child’s tooth. After the infected or inflamed pulp tissue has been removed, the tooth may be weakened and more susceptible to further damage. A crown will help to protect the tooth from further breakage until it falls out naturally.
At Westside Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Vaughan and his team understand that any dental procedure can be stressful for children. That's why they take the time to explain the procedure in age-appropriate language and offer a calming environment, as well as sedation, to help put children at ease.
If your child has a visible abscess on their gums, dark tooth, or large cavity, they may need a pulpotomy. Early treatment can help preserve your child’s smile and prevent a chain reaction of other dental complications. An exam and a small X-ray can give your family the answers that you’re looking for.