Pulpotomy Expert in Temple TX
Does your child need a pulpotomy in Temple, Texas? Let our expert children’s dentist help! Dr. Kinnari M. Prajapati, DDS, is a leading pulpotomy expert at Canyon Creek Dentistry in Temple. We now offer Zirconia Dental Crowns for baby teeth.
We welcome and accept most insurance, including Medicaid, CHIP, Foster Program, Concordia, Metlife, Delta, Blue Cross, Humana, Aetna, Care Credit.
A pulpotomy is a procedure, typically done on children, in which we remove the pulp of the tooth, and the root canal is left intact. These are done on primary teeth when tooth decay has reached the pulp.
What is the Difference Between a Pulpotomy and a Pulpectomy?
We perform both treatments to rescue teeth with infected pulps that have deteriorated. A pulpotomy is a procedure in which the dentist removes only the pulp in the tooth’s crown, leaving the pulp in the roots. A pulpectomy involves the dentist removing the pulp and replacing it with cement in the roots.
These are typically done when the tooth decay has reached the pulp. However, the dentist may recommend a pulpotomy if your child complains of pain when cold or hot things touch their teeth. Sensitivity is the leading sign that the cavity has reached the root.
After an exam, if the tooth is severely decayed, then a pulpectomy may be recommended. A pulpectomy is just the extraction of the tooth. The permanent tooth will eventually replace the primary tooth.