If your child has a severely damaged tooth, our dentists may recommend that they get a pulpotomy in Woodbridge, Virginia, to improve the health of their smile. A pulpotomy is an endodontic treatment that is similar in nature to a root canal treatment. However, pulpotomies are performed most commonly on the primary (baby) teeth.
This treatment is typically required when decay or injury reaches the dental pulp in the tooth. The dental pulp is the innermost layer of the tooth, so when the area becomes damaged, the result is tooth pain and sensitivity. When not treated, the tooth can abscess and eventually require extraction. Since we want to help your child establish a lifetime of good oral health care, Dr. Ibrahim El-Garawany and associates may recommend this treatment option at Adam Dental Care
During this procedure, our dentists and team remove decay and most or all of the dental pulp. We will then sterilize the area, leaving the tooth nerves untouched. After we have tended to the decayed portion of the tooth, we will likely place a dental crown of stainless steel on the tooth, restoring it to full health and function.
Schedule an appointment with our team today at 703-221-9759. We look forward to caring for your child’s smile needs.