Nerve treatments, also known as a pulpotomy, is the procedure of removing infected pulp or nerves from primary tooth. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other parts of the body and in some cases cause pain, fever and abscess. Depending on the symptoms your child is having, our clinical exam and evaluation from dental radiographs, we may recommend this course of treatment.
Benefits of nerve treatments
The advantages of nerve treatments are as follows:
It helps your child to get rid of pain caused by infected tooth roots.
It prevents the decay from spreading to the permanent tooth bud under the primary tooth and helps in preserving the natural tooth.
Procedure is completed in one visit along with a crown that the tooth is generally restored with.
Why nerve treatment?
Many times, we recommended nerve treatments in teeth with sensitivity or cavities already into the nerve. Most parents ask, “It is a baby tooth, why not just pull it?”