Saving a decayed or injured tooth is important to a child’s speech development, chewing, and alignment of permanent teeth. When pulp tissue – the nerves, tissue, and blood vessels in the core of a primary or permanent tooth – becomes diseased, or infested with bacteria some or all of the pulp may need to be removed. This procedure is known as children’s root canal therapy or pulp therapy.
- Pulpotomy. If the disease has not gone into the root, the diseased pulp is removed and the remaining pulp is filled with an antibacterial agent and due to the extent of the cavity, possibly crowned.
- Pulpectomy. When the pulp is diseased into the root canal, the entire pulp is removed and the roots are cleaned.
A stainless steel or natural-colored crown is placed on the treated tooth to provide structural support.
If the doctor determines that pulp therapy is the best treatment option for the infected tooth, Little Heroes can perform the therapy in our Laguna Hills office.