Pulpotomy in Chula Vista, CA

If your child is suffering from a toothache, we can help with made-just-for-kids treatments like pulpotomies. Our team will be able to get your child out of pain and restore their dental health so they can get back to laughing and smiling quickly.

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Pediatric pulpotomies in Chula Vista, CA

Why does my child need a Pulpotomy?

Pulpotomies are an alternative to pulpectomies (root canals) in kids who have infected baby teeth. Tooth infections can cause your child lots of pain, sensitivity, and discomfort. With a pulpotomy from a pediatric dentist, you can protect their oral health, restore their smile, and set them up for a lifetime of healthy grins.

Pulpotomies for kids in Chula Vista

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Proper at-home oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and a healthy diet can eliminate the risk of cavities and tooth infections in kids of all ages.

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Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

Rest assured that your child is receiving top-notch, specialized care with our Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist. To be recognized by The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, doctors must undergo extensive training in the pediatric field in addition to their standard dental degrees.

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Sedation Options Available

Did you know that sedation is perfectly safe for children? Sedation can help calm wiggly or anxious patients so they can receive dental treatments that may be hard to sit through normally.

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Kids Under 3, 1st Visit Free

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Get your little one started on the path to a lifetime of good oral care habits with a free first visit. This special is good for patients under the age of 3, so be sure to bring your child by soon!

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The Benefits of Pulpotomies

Eliminate Pain & Discomfort

A toothache can distract your child from school, play, sports, hobbies, and other day-to-day activities. With a pulpotomy, you can eliminate pain, sensitivity, and discomfort, and get your little one back to their normal routine.

Protect Their Tooth

Left untreated, tooth infections only get worse. Your child could even lose their baby tooth prematurely, which is a serious problem. With a pulpotomy, their tooth will stay healthy and remain in place until it’s supposed to fall out naturally.

Avoid More Costly, Invasive Care

If your child doesn't get treatment for their infected tooth, they may need a tooth extraction and a space maintainer. This is more expensive, and tooth extractions are a more invasive procedure than pulpotomies. By choosing a pulpotomy, you can protect your budget and simplify your child’s care.

The Pulpotomy Treatment Process

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Tooth Numbing & Preparation

To begin, your child’s mouth will be numbed. Then, their pediatric dentist will use a dental drill to remove any damaged material from the tooth, and to create a small opening in the tooth, exposing the tooth’s interior.

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Treating The Tooth’s Interior

Next, your little one’s dentist will use special tools to remove decayed pulp from the upper part of their tooth, eliminating the source of the infection. Then, they will apply a special medication to the inside of the tooth to help it heal.

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Sealing & Protecting The Tooth

Once the pulpotomy is complete, your child’s dentist will place a pediatric dental crown on the treated tooth to seal and protect it from any further infection.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A pulpotomy is usually covered by the vast majority of dental insurance policies to some degree. However, we do recommend that you consult with your insurance provider so that you understand your benefits and which treatments are covered.

By instilling a strong at-home oral hygiene system, you can keep your child from experiencing severe and painful cavities. Start by brushing their teeth at least twice a day for two minutes. Follow this step by helping them floss once a day. In addition, make sure your child maintains a diet low in sugary foods and beverages to keep their smile strong and healthy. It’s also important to schedule an appointment with your child’s pediatric dentist every six months to ensure their oral health is right on track.

No. Your little one’s toothache and tooth sensitivity caused by the infection is significantly more painful than the procedure. During the pulpotomy, the site of the infection will be completely numb. You can even select one of our sedation options to keep your child relaxed throughout the procedure. Getting a pulpotomy is the best way to rid your child of the pain and discomfort of an infected tooth, which can be very severe.

Tooth decay begins when bacteria in the mouth feed on sugars from foods and drinks. The bacteria produce acid, which damages the enamel and leaves a cavity in the tooth.

If your child habitually consumes milk, soda, candy, cake, fruit juices, cereals, bread, or other sugary foods and drinks, they may be susceptible to tooth decay. If a cavity forms and the bacteria infect the vulnerable pulp that keeps the tooth alive, it will begin to decay and die. When this happens, your child will experience toothache symptoms and may be a candidate for a pulpotomy.

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