A Treatment For Your Child’s Toothache

Dallas, TX, Pulpotomy

Seeing your child in pain can break your heart! If your little one complains of a toothache, call your dentist right away. We can take an X-ray of the problem tooth to determine if the pain is a sign of a dangerous infection. Without treatment, bacterial deposits can break away from your child’s inner tooth chamber and spread throughout their bloodstream. By performing endodontic therapy, we can access the chamber, clear all decaying material, and restore their smile. Because this procedure permanently alters the surface of their tooth, we may place a crown to restore the strength of their bite as well. A pulpotomy provides an alternative to root canal treatment that leaves the healthy portion of the pulp in tact. By cleaning out all infected material, your child’s inflammatory response subsides, lessening pressure on sensitive dental nerves.

At your Dallas, TX, pediatric dental office, we are standing by to help your little one in their time of need. Tooth infections should be seen right away to prevent bacteria from entering their bloodstream. By making an emergency visit, we can determine the nature of their pain and help get it under control.

How Infections Form In Children’s Teeth

When your child’s smile is healthy, it enjoys the protection of an outer enamel layer. This hardest material in the human body takes hundreds of pounds of force from their bite but is still susceptible to injury. If your child hurts one of their teeth, report it to us right away. We can inspect scrapes and chips to determine if the enamel seal breaks. If so, we can provide a bond, filling, or crown to help prevent possible infections. Without treatment, the opening in their tooth’s surface exposes the sensitive inner portions to the possibility of infection.

Performing Your Child’s Pulpotomy

When you arrive at your emergency appointment, we will X-ray your child’s tooth to determine if an infection is present. If so, we suggest an alternative to root canal treatment called pulpotomy. This procedure leaves the healthy portion of the pulp intact while removing all decaying material. By applying a local anesthetic, we ensure that the treatment should be no more uncomfortable than a common dental filling. Using special tools, we enter the inner chamber to begin thoroughly cleaning. Depending on the size of the damage, we could place a filling or crown to return the seal of your child’s tooth. This restores strength to their bite and can return its healthy appearance.

Speak With Your Dallas, TX, Pediatric Dentist About Endodontic Treatment

Our team wants to help treat your child’s dental infection and keep their smiles healthy and whole, then we invite you to contact your Dallas, TX pediatric dentist, Dr. Marr, by calling (214) 321-4880.

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