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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.

What our parents are saying about us... Through the years...

"You all are the best!  Our girls have been fortunate to have been cared for by the entire team and we will miss seeing you.

We hope that our grandchildren will be able to be patients

(when the time comes!)  Thanks to everyone!"

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Courtney B. said about Vanessa – “She was wonderful when cleaning my daughter’s teeth – “drawing letters, etc.”

She had tons of tricks – my daughter didn’t even know she had anything done.”

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