If need be, a tooth pulpotomy or “baby root canal’ procedure may allow for our dentists to restore your child’s tooth and prevent or stop pain and infection. Pulpotomies may be recommended if your child has deep tooth decay.

A pulpotomy is an endodontic treatment that is most often used on primary (“baby”) teeth. When decay or injury reaches the dental pulp (the innermost layer of the tooth), children often experience tooth pain and sensitivity. If not treated, the tooth could possibly abscess or eventually require extraction. In hopes to prevent this, our dentist may recommend a pulpotomy.

If you have questions about this procedure, or would like to know if your child may benefit from it, please call us at (805) 985-2400 to arrange a visit to Sugarbug Dental.