Does your child experience sensitivity when trying to eat? Have you noticed a tooth that is darker than the others? Your child may be suffering from an infected or inflamed tooth pulp! At Molar Bear Pediatric Dentistry in Houston, we offer pulpotomies which can help relieve their symptoms and save their tooth!
We’re a one-stop destination for pediatric dentistry not only in West Houston but also in the surrounding locations of Bear Creek, Copperfield, Katy, Cypress, Glencairn, Berkshire, Westglen.
A pulpotomy (also known as a baby root canal) involved the surgical removal of the affected tooth’s pulp chamber. Children often experience infected/inflamed tooth pulps due to untreated decay and cavities. During the procedure, any bacteria and infection will be thoroughly removed from the pulp chamber, preventing new disease or damage.
Baby teeth are not as hard and healthy as adult teeth, and the nerve inside a baby tooth is closer to the outside, which is why children are often both more sensitive and susceptible to decay and tooth pain.
Because “baby teeth” are far less healthy as primary teeth, children are more prone to dental decay and infected or inflamed tooth pulps. Luckily with our endodontic treatment, your child can experience relief. Wondering what the benefits of our pediatric root canals are?
Think your little one may need nerve treatment? Contact a pediatric dentist in Houston today to schedule your child’s appointment. We can thoroughly examine their affected tooth to determine if they may benefit from pulpotomy treatment.