Mountain View Pediatric Dentistry is the best place you can bring your child that is experiencing tooth problems.
What is a Pulpotomy?
In simplified terms, a pulpotomy is a baby root canal. In a more descriptive definition, a pulpotomy is done when the cavity has gone so deep that it is close to or touching the nerve of the tooth. If the bacteria from the cavity has touched the nerve then a portion of the nerve needs to be removed so the tooth is clean and can have a much higher chance of surviving without complications in the future.
Some parents wonder if a baby root canal on their child’s tooth is extreme. In pediatric dentistry pulpotomies are very common. In our office, we have a very high success rate when performing pulpotomies. It is a very basic, straight-forward procedure. We pride ourselves in providing the best services. We will only recommend a baby root canal if we feel it is the best procedure to relieve the problem your child is experiencing.