Cary Pediatric Dentistry
Robert D. Elliott, D.M.D., M.S.
Julie R. Molina, D.D.S., M.S.

540 New Waverly Place, Suite 300
Cary, NC 27518
(919) 852-1322

Regular office hours:
M-Th: 8:20am-5pm,
Closed for lunch 1pm-2pm
Fridays: 8:20am-3pm

Summer office hours starting
July 10, 2017 – August 25, 2017
M-F: 8:20am-3pm 

Pulpotomy

A pulpotomy is a partial nerve treatment done on a primary, also known as baby, tooth when decay or bacteria has infected the nerve of your child’s tooth. A pulpotomy is done to remove the decay and prevent further bacteria from infecting the entire nerve of the tooth.

Baby teeth respond well to the removal of a diseased part of the dental pulp (nerve) while leaving the healthy portion intact.  The cavity is removed from the tooth in addition to the portion of the pulp that has been infected by the bacteria of the cavity.  A disinfectant is placed on top of the remaining pulp, the tooth is sealed and a crown (silver cap) is placed over the tooth.  This allows the tooth to stay vital (alive) in the mouth.

 

Our mission is to provide specialized and comprehensive care for infants, children, and adolescents in a friendly, safe, and state-of-the-art environment with a focus on prevention and education for the families. Dr. Elliott, Dr. Molina, and our TEAM are here to positively change this generation’s view of going to the dentist, one child at a time.