Pulpotomy / Pulpectomy
Pediatric Dental Care with Pulpotomy Treatment in New Jersey
Protect your child’s teeth for a healthier tomorrow with comprehensive oral care and pulpotomy treatment in New Jersey. Call Kids & Family Dentistry in Livingston (973-597-1818) or Harrison, NJ (973-484-4200) today.
Maintaining the health of a child’s primary teeth is essential for future dental health. The primary teeth are vital for developing eating and speaking skills and a well-aligned set of strong permanent teeth. However, when primary teeth undergo trauma or excessive decay, the loss of tooth integrity can endanger the entire area.
At Kids & Family Dental, our professionals understand the importance of protecting a child’s baby teeth until natural primary tooth loss occurs. We offer pediatric pulpotomy services to repair any infection within the tooth structure as fully as possible.
Pulpotomy vs. Pulpectomy Treatment in New Jersey
Trauma, excessive tooth decay, and several genetic conditions may compromise the integrity of a primary tooth. It increases the risk of infection in the surrounding teeth. However, children often overlook the extent of tooth damage or decay until it reaches the nerves.
Regular dental checkups minimize present and future tooth decay issues considerably. However, further action is often necessary for tooth decay that has already reached the nerve or pulp within a primary tooth. If not, it will be almost impossible to heal the tooth or protect the surrounding teeth and gums.
Kids & Family Dentistry offers two similar procedures to address trauma or excessive damage to primary teeth: a pulpectomy and a pulpotomy. Treatment in New Jersey uses both these procedures to treat different areas in the tooth structure. The process removes injury or infection and protects surrounding areas more effectively.
Pulpotomy services treat the crown only, removing damage and sealing the tooth. A pulpectomy is for more extensive damage or infection that reaches the tooth’s root.
What To Expect During Pulpotomy Treatment in New Jersey Dental Offices
A pulpotomy is a standard procedure that is highly effective. It treats trauma or excessive infection at the crown or tip of a tooth. Kids & Family Dentistry is a leader in pulpotomy treatment in New Jersey, and our friendly dental professionals will make you and your family feel at ease about the quick procedure.
We begin with X-rays of the teeth and a complete examination. Our dentists aim to assess the depth and severity of tooth decay or trauma to determine the most effective treatment. A pulpotomy removes infected pulp from the chamber, typically in a baby molar.
When our dentists remove infected or damaged nerve tissue, it is usually only from the top of the tooth or crown. The lower root or nerve remains intact. They then fill the space with dental cement and affix the tooth with a stainless-steel crown (a safe and effective temporary solution for protecting a primary tooth before the growth of a permanent tooth).
Children suffering from tooth trauma or decay benefit from a pulpotomy in several ways:
- Relief from tooth pain or discomfort
- Protection against infection
- Structural support for incoming permanent tooth development
- Better dental health
Pulpotomies are not always the right solution, and their effectiveness depends on the extent of the decay or damage in the tooth. Regular visits to trusted dentists like Kids & Family Dentistry will detect trauma and decay early and handle the treatment while the damage is avoidable. If there is advanced damage, our dentists might recommend a safe and effective course of another treatment.
We are available to take on New Jersey patients in both our locations: Harrison (973-484-4200) and Livingston (973-597-1818). Call us today, and let our friendly staff show you the difference that quality service can make to your family’s dental health.
Trustworthy Professionals for Pulpotomy Treatment in New Jersey
Pulpotomies offer advanced solutions for decay or trauma in primary teeth. Protecting these primary teeth until natural tooth loss occurs is critical as a child develops successful eating and speaking habits. It also provides them with a well-developed permanent smile for many happy years ahead.
Ensuring your child’s dental health is important to the Kids & Family Dentistry team. Our experienced dental professionals are proud to work across two beautiful New Jersey cities, providing cutting-edge dental healthcare services and state-of-the-art facilities.