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Pulp Therapy For Children | Childrens Dentist San Juan Capistrano

The pulp of a tooth is found in the central core of a tooth and it is made up of reparative cells, tissues, nerves, and blood cells. Our pediatric dentist has the intention of preserving the affected tooth so it can grow and survive like all the others during a pulp therapy.

Main reasons that pulp therapy will need to be completed includes cavities, or injuries.

Some signs to watch out for that can mean a tooth may need a pulp therapy are:

  • Sudden pain during nighttime especially
  • Sharp pain whenever biting
  • Facial or oral swelling

Pulp therapy has several different forms and are identified as sub branches of the procedure. Pulpotomy and pulpectomy are the most common forms of pulp therapy.

During a pulpotomy, your child’s pediatric dentist will take out the bad pulp tissues inside the tooth’s crown. An agent will be placed on the tooth to grow the existing healthy pulp and to ease the leftover nerve tissues. The procedure is finished off with a stainless steel crown placed on top of the tooth.

For a pulpectomy treatment, your dentist will remove your child’s affected tooth’s pulp from the crown and root because the entire pulp and root canal are infected. Our childrens dentist San Juan Capistrano will then clean the canal and disinfect and fill it with material.


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