Endodontics – Nerve Treatments
Advanced Pediatric Dentistry has doctors trained to perform endodontic procedures on baby teeth and permanent teeth. We are proud to have partnered with a local Endodontic Specialist and are now able to provide complete endodontic care for your children of any age. The services provided are:
Primary (Baby Teeth)
- Partial Baby Root Canals – Pulpotomies
- Full Baby Root Canals – Pulpectomies
- Lesion Sterile Tissue Repair (LSTR)
- Root Canal Therapy
- Regenerative Endodontics
PULPOTOMIES & PULPECTOMIES
Also known as “baby root canals,” pulpotomies are performed on primary (baby) teeth that have been damaged by decay. When the nerve (pulp) of the tooth becomes infected, your child can feel pain and discomfort. If left untreated, it can result in the loss of the tooth. During a pulpotomy, the infected portion of the nerve tissue is removed and then the space is disinfected and treated with an antibacterial medication designed to preserve the rest of the nerve as well as the root of the tooth. Lastly, a crown or filling is placed to protect the tooth from further damage or contamination.
In certain cases, pulpectomies are necessary for primary and permanent teeth. In this procedure, the complete nerve is removed, the space is disinfected, and a temporary or permanent material is used to prevent further decay.