Pulpotomies

pulpotomiesPulpotomy is also known as baby root canal. The procedure is performed when decay has reached the nerve or pulp of the baby tooth and becomes infected. The dentist has to access the nerve chamber of your child’s tooth and remove some of the infected nerve or pulp of the tooth. This procedure helps relieve pain, which is one of the most common symptoms of an infected nerve or pulp. It also allows for the tooth to be preserved until it is ready to fall out naturally. However, if the nerve of the tooth is severely damaged and is not responding to pulpotomy, extraction of your child’s affected tooth may be necessary.